USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Richard J. Todd, S1c
Richard J. Todd passed away in 1970 at the young age of 45
Nov. 22nd, 2002
This message is long overdue to thank you for the wonderful website. You have provided a wealth of information, and allowed me to "get to know my father" through your website.
He served on the Salt Lake City from
Oct. 18, 1941 until Dec. 14, 1942
then went to Navy Mobile Hosp. from Dec. 14, 1942 until Jan. 07, 1943
then back to the SLC Jan. 07, 1943 until Oct. 05, 1943.
Then onto subs;
USS 42 from 11/1943-02/1944
USS Tuna Sub Division 61 Relief Crew from 05/1944-11/1944
USS Tuna Sub Division 241 Relief Crew 12/1944-4/1945
USS Sea Poacher[aka 406] from 04/1945-10/1945.
He received commendations for being a part of the Until of Task Force 64.2, US Pacific Fleet off Savo Island, Solomons Islands, Oct. 11-12, 1942 and
Surface Engagement assisting Task Force 16 off the Komandorskie Islands, March 26, 1943
Asiatic Pacific Area (Two Star) May 4th, 1944 while serving on the USS TUNA
Submarine Combat insignia w/0 stars;
American Area Asiatic Pacific Area w/2 stars & Authorized to wear American Defense Service Medal Robbon w/Star, April 11, 1945 while serving on the USS SEA POACHER
Submarine Combat Insignia w/1 Gold Star (for 2 successful war patrols)
He passed away in 1970 at the young age of 45. I never learned much of his service years, it was still too fresh for him to talk about, & I was too young to hear.
Barb Todd Madison
SLC Deck Logs Nov. 1942
Memorandums from 1941-1942