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Message Number: 152 - Monday, November 18, 2019 07:36:01 CST
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Name:  Darren thorne
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My grandfather was chief yeoman on the independence from June 1944 onward at least into late 1945. I'd like to know if any reunions are upcoming. I'd be interested in meeting any surviving shipmates of my grandfather's.


Message Number: 151 - Monday, June 10, 2019 19:14:04 CST
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Name:  Jeff Cole
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My Dad was Lt W. Floyd Cole. Gunnery Officer. Aboard during the raid on Rabaul and Operation Galvanic (Tarawa). He passed away in 1980 at 60yrs old. Service on Indie and at Tarawa was one of the highlights of a well-lived very honorable life for him. I went to the US Naval Academy influenced by him, and served a full career as a Marine Infantry officer because of Dad, the Sailors of CVL22 Independence, and the Marines of Tarawa. Bless them all!


Message Number: 150 - Sunday, December 2, 2018 08:18:32 CST
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Name:  Wes Inman
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Love your site here and your ship. Fabulous photos.


Message Number: 149 - Saturday, July 7, 2018 07:13:11 CST
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Name:  Karen Foisie
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my father William Polick was on the Independence and I have found several items that he saved including hand drawn cartoons, his uniform, certificate for crossing the equator and other things. He was actually only 15 when he was first assigned to the ship and his uniform is so small. He ended up being 6’5, 280 lbs. Love reading about the stories from his time in the service.


Message Number: 148 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 19:12:15 CST
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Name:  Timothy M Yeager Jr
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hello, my fathers uncle, my great uncle, william hayes of Philadelphia, PA, was on board this vessel during wwii and the leyte engagement. If anyone remembers my uncle i would love to learn more about him.


Thank you for your time,

Tim


Message Number: 147 - Thursday, September 1, 2016 21:27:33 CST
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Name:  John Adams
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My Father, Joseph B. Adams, was a F6F Hellcat Pilot on the USS Independence toward the conclusion of WWII. He passed away on April 28th, 2016. He is greatly missed. Thank You to all others who served beside him.


Message Number: 146 - Thursday, August 18, 2016 13:56:37 CST
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Name:  John Lambert
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http://www.navyhistory.org/2016/08/uss-independence-cvl-22-and-operation-crossroads/


Message Number: 145 - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 08:20:14 CST
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Name:  Andy Wilson
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Hello,

My Granfather, William Giver, Served on the the Independence. He passed away when i was 5 in 1978. I know he was a gunner or was apart of one of the AA teams.

If any one has photos with names of the gunners i would greatly appreciate them.

Or if you have a story that Bill giver is Mentioned i would love to hear it.

The only story I remember him telling me was about a battle where the ship was damanaged. I assume it was before the repair state side.


Message Number: 144 - Friday, November 13, 2015 11:24:22 CST
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Name:  Tom Niebler
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11/13/15


My brother-in-law is James P. Scanlon now deceased. He was involved with Radar on CV-22. His wife is my sister Virginia who is now 90 years old. She lives in a nursing facility in Norwood, Mass. Her daughter Sue lives near her and looks after her. God Bless him and all veterans.


Tom


Message Number: 143 - Tuesday, September 8, 2015 17:18:15 CST
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Name:  Louis P Cross
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Sir, I am interested in knowing what the emblem of VTN-41 was. If you can send an image It would be appreciated. Thanks for your time, Louis