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 Author  Topic: CREEPING CRUD?
RUSSELL WHIPPLE

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MY DAD WAS ON THE PT223 WHEN IN APRROX FEB 1945, WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY THE "PURPLE CREEPING CRUD", AS HE CALLED IT. APPARENTLY THIS WAS SOME SORT OF FUNGUS, HE GOT ON THE LOWER LEGS WHILE IN THE PHILLIPINES. BECAUSE OF THIS MEDICAL CONDITION, hE WAS ORDERED TO RETURN TO UNITED STATES "BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE". THIS GAVE HIM PASSAGE ON ANY SHIP OR AIRCRAFT HEADED TO THE US, THAT HE COULD GET ON. HE SAID THAT THE CLOSER TO THE STATES HE GOT THE MORE HIS CONDITION IMPROVED. BY THE TIME HE GOT TO CALIFORNIA. HE DID HAVE ANY MORE CRUD. HE WAS ASSIGNED TO RON 4 AND PUT IN CHARGE OF THE RADIO ROOM. I ASKED HIM WAHT HE DID IN THE RADIO ROOM, HE SAID "NOT MUCH, THERE WASN'T ANY RADIOS IN THERE.", BECAUSE HE WAS STILL ON MEDICAL WATCH FROM THE CRUD, HE SPENT THE REST OF HIS TIME IN THE NAVY, RUNNING A RADIO ROOM AT MELVILLE THAT HAD NO RADIOS AND GOING TO THE DOCTOR TO TREAT THE CRUD THAT HE DID NOT HAVE.


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Typical! ...and WE won the war!


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 13, 2010 - 11:29am
For a few details of various types of crud try a google search for "New Guinea Jungle Rot".

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