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LSexton

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Sep 10, 2013 - 9:57am
Hello,
I am starting this thread to post about US Torpedo Boat 537. Little Tomato
My grandpa Henry Mac Sexton served on this boat during WWI (1943-1946). He kept a scrap book of photos with names of the crew and boat, which I have been researching and restoring the photos. (will post and update shortly)
I grew up hearing stories of the war and watching MASH with my grandpa. His TV room was outside my bedroom, so when I was supposed to be in bed I was actually watching MASH through the barley open door. All the Navy pride and symbols around the house I didnt pay much attention too at a young age. Now that Im older with kids, I find a connection to the past through the things he left behind.
Thanks for any info and help! Hope the right people find the same thing I did
Lonnie Sexton



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TED WALTHER

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Lonnie;
Welcome Aboard!! If you would, please post some photos of PT 537! Sorry, I don't have any photos of PT 537, I only have a color photo of PT 536 and a color photo PT 542 RON 37.
Take care,
TED


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Frank Andruss

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Welcome to our Forum, it would be great if you could scan the photos you have so we might see them. You can always E Mail me and scan them to me and we could put them up. I have several photos of 500 series boats but this one is not one of them.................


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David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Sep 10, 2013 - 9:10pm
Welcome Lonnie,
I can tell you we're all looking forward to seeing your photos. If you have any stories to share we would enjoy hearing those as well. Thanks and look forward to hearing more from you.
Dave

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LSexton

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Hello Everyone. Thank you for the welcome.

Here is a couple pictures of the album. I have all these scanned in and working the exposure to clean them up. Give me a little bit. I will have them all in singles with names.

There are some graphic photos in the album. I will remove any by request.

I am sure there is a photo of every man on PT 537 and some...

http://s128.photobucket.com/user/OGlonniesexton/slideshow/PT537




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LSexton

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Oh dang. Not sure I know how to post pictures on this forum. If you copy paste the link into the address bar it should take you to a slideshow.

Here are the photos, signed Dick . . . . .


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http://s128.photobucket.com/user/OGlonniesexton/slideshow/PT537


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LSexton

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Sep 11, 2013 - 6:11pm
Thanks David. I look forward to sharing with everyone.



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LSexton

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Sep 11, 2013 - 6:24pm
Hello Ted,

RON 37, That's what my Dad said. RON 37 PT 537.

How many boats were in a RON? I'm sorry I don't really know the ranks and groups.

Thanks for joining in.

I will get to searching for your photos. Sorry I am not used to this forum format.

Lonnie


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TED WALTHER

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Lonnie;
There were usually 12 boats in each Squadron, however, a few had more and a few had less. RON 37 had 12, PT 533-PT 544.
Take care,
TED


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