USS SLC...Marine...Lloyd J. Keberline, Captain
March 20th, 2004
My grandfather's name is Lloyd J. Keberline, I'm not sure how many years he served on the SLC, but from what I was told he had fun doing it.
Unfortunately my grandfather passed away on Feb. 25th, 1994. He along with my grandmother and uncle (who died in Vietnam) are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Lloyd was actually my step- grandfather, but he was a great one. Even though I only knew him for a few years I became very close with him, and my
My fondest memories of him were sitting on the couch or in the kitchen talking about his golf game, and how well my granny Annie and him did. Every time we would go over to visit my grandparents, which was often because the only lived 10 minutes away; they would always have sodas and really good ice cream waiting. My little brother and I are big ice cream freaks.
I remember my grandfather taking us into his study and showing us awards and pictures from when he was in the Marines. After my grandfather died, I remember looking at an old photo album that use to belong to him. They were all pictures from when he was aboard the SLC if I remember correctly. I remember seeing him sitting around with a few of his buddies(marines and navy) on the beach in Hawaii (I think before the attack, but not positive), with a couple of the native woman just having drinks, smoking there cigarettes or cigars, just having a great time.
A few other pictures I remember was when the SLC was being decommissioned, and I guess instead of stripping it, and using it for parts they decided to sink it. At least I think that's how the story went. And I remember seeing pictures of the torpedoes (or whatever ordinance it was they were using) to hit the ship, and pictures of it sinking.
My grandfather was a great man, I miss him very much. At any rate, I hope some of this information helps. Thank you again!
#12 in Marine Detachment, 1943
#15 in Marine Detachment, 1943
#02 in Small Group Picture
SLC Deck Logs
Feb. 29th, 1944