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Frank J Andruss Sr

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PT BOAT MEMORIAL STONE

This is the stone I had made for the Massachusetts Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Agawam. I was not sure if I ever shared it with you good folks on the message board. Took this picture today....




Frank . . . .


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Very nice Frank...both the memorial and the gesture.

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EARL RICHMOND

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FRANK YOU DID WELL.IT IS A BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL.SPEAKING FOR MYSELF,I AM TRULY GRATEFUL YOU THOUGHT SO MUSH OF US BY HONORING US THIS WAY. THANK YOU
EARL PT108 RON 5

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Allan

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Frank:

Very nice gesture on your part. I wish my father had access to this board when he was alive. What goes on here are truly great works in all the various aspects. MTB service has truly captured the hearts and minds of so many great folks.

Allan




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  Michael

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jun 22, 2008 - 10:51pm
The Memorial is Great Frank!
Im sure my Grandad would be very pleased to be remembered by present and future Generations.I say a very big THANK YOU for him.
Keep up the good work,and boy i wish i was closer to the US,and your exibit but this Board more than makes up for it.One day, when i win the Lotto????????
Cheers Mate

Michael

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  Wayne Traxel

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Hello Earl,

We all think a lot about your WW-II service. Frank is just better at it.

Wayne Traxel

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Russell Pullano

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You have been such a great suporter of the PT boat veterans and this message board. Many of us have happily donated items to your exhibit, knowing that it would be put to a good cause, keeping alive the memory of the mosquito fleet.
You have given much information to many who have seeked knowledge of their family members who served on these wooden warriors.
I know that you appreciate what you have learned fron this board. The monument that you have established is undoubtedly the nicest thing that you could have done to honor us who served.
Thank you soooo much. God Bless


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I was at the Memorial this afternoon when 3 WWII Veterans came walking down the Memorial pathway. They stopped at the PT BOAT MEMORIAL. One looked at the other and said, those little boats saved my life. It was at this point I introduced myself, and this is where the story unfolded. This man was fished out of the water by PT Boats near Savo Island after his transport was hit by enemy gunfire. Seems the boats picked him up and several others. I asked him which transport he was on and I think he was confused about this and stated he was on the USS BIDDLE. To my knowlege, the Biddle was never sunk. They loved the Memorial stone, and I will be talking to this man a bit more later in the week.


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CJ Willis

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Frank: You were very thoughtful to erect this memorial for all us PT. Vets. Thank You. You mentioned Savo Island, reminded me of an experience that I had on that island. It was the later part of Oct. 1943 and we were on our way from Tulagi to Rendova. Savo is right on the way. We had aboard our boat our Squadron Exec. Lt. Commander George Brackett. He wanted to stop at the island. His brother was a Navy or Marine pilot that had been shot down, killed and was buried on the island. We pulled into the beach and went ashore to a small native village composed of a few grass huts - very clean and neat village. Some natives met us and Commander Bracket conversed with them and they led us a few yards back in the jungle where his brother was buried. They had the grass cut and the brush trimmed from around the grave. Looked Nice. We knelt and Commander Brackett said a short prayer at the grave. We loaded back on the boat and proceeded on to Rendova. It was a sobering experience for a young kid.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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CJ
Thanks for sharing that most touching story. Those are the types of memories that will last a life-time.


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