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Russell Pullano

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To all members.....I just got off thephone with Jerry Covington. He si the son of Henry Covington.
Hank was on the 162 boat, in ron 9, when the 109 got cut in half. I had been in contact with him for many years, then suddenly lost touch.The last that I knew of his whereabouts he was in Biloxie, Miss. in a VA hospital. I was able to find his son's address and talked to him. Since I hadn't heard from his son, I tried to contact him with no success.
Today I was able to contalct him at his workplace. The reason that I wasn't able to contact him earlier was that he had changed his phone number.
He told me that Hank was in a nursing home in Mobile. He said that Hank cannot talk in a way that you would know what he was saying, and that his eyesight is failing. I know that he has Parkinson's disease and Prostrate cancer. I asked his son if he is still heavy, for the last time I talked to Hank, he weighed over 250 pounds. To quote his son "He looks like he was just freed from a concentration camp" I was able to obtain Hank's address form his son.
I am going to send him a letter. There is a lady who reads mail to the patients.
Why I am posting this is that I am asking anyone who appreciates Hank's getting wounded for his country, to send him a card of thanks and well wishes.Let's flood him with cards
That's all I ask.
Here is his address as given to me by his son::::
Henry Covington
Room 11
Linwood Nursing Home
4164 Hallsmill Road
Mobile, Al. 36693


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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It will be my pleasure to send him a card. I will do that later this afternoon............


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ROGER THAT, WILL DO.
(IT'S GREAT TO PRESERVE THE BOATS, I WISH WE COULD PRESERVE THE MEN.)

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I sent him a note and a couple of copies of my PT paintings. Thanks


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Russell Pullano

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Hi All.........I thought I would send a slight reminder about sending Henry a card, Jjust in case it may have slipped someone's mind. Today I was able to contact one of the nurses at the nursing home where Hank is. I asked her if she knew if any cards had arrived. She said that some have been received. Of course, I didn't dare to ask her how many, but I did ask if he received my letter. He had.
So if any of you, who may have wished to send a card, but forgot, you can still do so. I'm sure it would put a smile on an old shipmate veteran's face .
Via con Dios,

Russ


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Will Day

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Roger that, Russ.

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Jerry Gilmartin

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Hey Russ,
I just sent Hank an envelope with a pamphlet and several recent pictures of the PT658 and some other neat stuff. I hope he enjoys seeing recent photos of the PT 658, and I also sent him a get well letter. Just FYI Jerry

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Russell Pullano

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Thanks Jerry. That's great. I'd like to see Hank's face when he receives the cards. I never did hear rom him. I guess the nurse wasn't able to get him a phone, or perhaps his son was correct when he said that he can't talk so that one would understand him

Russ


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Russ
I sent Hank a card with several items to read about the Exhibit, and a picture of the PT Memorial we spoke of. I hope that he can at least look and read the articles. That should brighten his day.


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CJ Willis

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Russ: I sent Henry a note - wishing him well! I mentioned that we operated with Squadron 9 and Commander Kelly in December 1943 and January 1944 at Treasury in the Solomons. I am sure he was there too at that time. I do hope his health improves.

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