USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Officer...Arthur L. Miller, Y1c
The following information is from an article in the Arlington Hts. IL. Herald on Aug. 18th, 1944 sent in by P. Dorr, Langhorne, PA..
In 1942 Art was in the middle of the Pacific aboard the USS SALT LAKE CITY, a heavy cruiser, and participating in the initial attack on the Solomon Islands.
"During my time aboard the 'Swayback Maru', as she was nick-name in Robert J. Casey's book 'Torpedo Junction',
I covered the entire Pacific Ocean from Tasmania to the Aleutians, from San Francisco to Bombay. Casey, who is a top correspondent for the Chicago Daily News was aboard the SALT LAKE CITY for eight months and gave a vivid account of her exploits in his book. I was fortunate to share in the glory which was given her. She holds a warm spot in my heart."
"I need not tell you of the engagements I have participated in -- those are rather insignificant to what is happening now. Anyway, you know what happened in the Pacific from Dec. 7, 1941 until Feb., 1944, at which time I was transferred to the United States. After all, that is all history now which our grandchildren will read about in years to come."
"At present I am stationed at the Naval Fuel and Net Depot, Melville, R.I. awaiting completion of my new ship. I expect to be here for a very short time and then off to the high seas again."
"It is of great interest to find out how the other fellows are, where they are and what they are doing. It recalls many fond memories of days gone by."
SLC Deck Logs
#16 in "R" Division, 1943
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