Bernard E. Godde, BKr2c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC..."Enlisted Navy"...Bernard E. Godde, BKr2c
Bernard E. Godde passed away on March 27th, 2012. Information from daughter Carol Eldridge
April 10th, 2000
I was born in Good Samaritan Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1920. My
parents were Bernard and Edna M. Johnson Godde. I had one sister,
Jeanne, who was born two years later. My father had been in the Navy in
WWI, training cooks and bakers at the Great Lakes Navy Training Center.
My dad owned a small chain of bakeries and short order restaurants in
southern Michigan. After high school, I went to the William Hood Dunwoody
Baking School for two years. I returned to our home in Battle Creek and
started working in my father's bakery.
Mentioned in Story by John E. Coie, Jr., Lt. Comdr. USNR (Ret.)
SLC Deck Logs Feb. 1942 Mar. 1942 Apr. 1942 Feb. 1943
Mentioned in Memorandums from 1941-1942
Bernie attended the following SLC Reunions: 1993 1997 2001 2006
Pictured with shipmate & good friend, Chuck Kepper at the ??? USS SLC Association Reunion in San Diego, CA.
Bernard "Bernie" Godde
Bernie Godde, III, son
Bernard E. Godde brought home from WWII not only memories, but a line gun which struck him in the face during a refueling stop at Wake Island.
Read Miracle on board the SLC
Bernie & Ginny Godde|
at the 2006 USS SLC CA25 Assoc. Reunion
at the Cherokee Casino/Resort in Catoosa, OK.
Sadly, Ginny passed away on Sept. 18th, 2008
She will be missed by all.
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