USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Edward Lawrence, S1c
Ed passed away on Oct. 4th, 2005
Jun. 15th, 2001
My father, Eddie Lawrence, served on the Salt Lake City from 1943 to 1945.
He joined when he was 16, lied to them to go in the Navy. They were just
He visited and looked at the pictures on the website and read some of
the things written. He never talked about those years much. I had no
idea what my father had truly went through for our country because he
never told me! Everything I have learned has been from your website.
It is incredible the things he lived through. I am so proud of him.
I printed out the "Message in a
barnacle-coated bottle" and when he read it he had to take a
He is so excited about getting more information that I think it must be
that it brings emotions that he has put away for a long time.
I shared this with you to let you know what it means to each and everyone
of the surviving crew and us, their children, and the generations that come
that want to learn what grandad and great grandad did. I suspect that many
of the survivors of that time don't tell their children about it. We have
to go searching on our own...
All of his medals were lost in a move a few years back, so I am going to
get the Applications from the
website and send off for replacement medals and ribbon.
Bless you and I am sure that your father is beaming with pride that his
little girl honors his memory in this way, My father is very proud of you
for him...and he thanks you.
This means so much what you have put together for the men and families.
Take care and THANK YOU from everyone who doesn't take the time to let you
know what your time and work mean to them.
William "Willie" Lawrence, son