The PT Boat Forum

Forum Category: PT Boats of WWII

Forum Name: PT Boats - General

Topic: RON 25 - PT 344

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in RON 25, especially in PT 344, and their families. - Joe Deegan

Posted By: Joe Deegan | Posted on: Nov 24, 2007 - 3:46pm
Total Posts: 3 | Joined: Nov 20, 2007 - 12:37pm

Hi Joe, My father, Ray L. O'Conner, served with you on the PT 344 and he was thrilled to hear you are a member of the PT Boat, Inc. He doesn't have a computer (he's 81 years old now and in poor health....bad lungs). The Navy Dept. doesn't have any of his PT Boat records, all they have is his Korean War records. He wants me to relay a message to you......he said you were the best executive officer the Navy could ever have. He feels proud to have served with you during WWII. I hope you will be able to respond to this message. He wants so much to hear from you, if possible. I am so proud of my father and you and all the other PT Boat sailors who gave so much and received so little for all you accomplished. I am so thankful for the PT Boat, Inc. organization. Your heroic actions will never be forgotten. God bless you and keep you in His care....Beverly

Posted By: Beverly Richardson | Posted on: May 3, 2008 - 5:51pm
Total Posts: 3 | Joined: Apr 22, 2008 - 12:12pm

My name is Sarah Deegan-Loman, Joe's daughter. We use my email since my dad doesn't have a computer either. I phoned him after receiving your lovely message. He would love to hear from your dad, if able. He remembers him fondly. Here is what he asked me to pass onto you & your dad:

Great to hear from you! Please send me your address and/or telephone number. My address is: Joseph Deegan
38 Market Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(h) 732-826-0870

And you are right...there isn't enough ever said about PTcrews & what they did. I'm terribly proud of my dad, your dad and all the others.
Please feel free to use my email address also:

Posted By: Joe Deegan | Posted on: May 4, 2008 - 6:18pm
Total Posts: 3 | Joined: Nov 20, 2007 - 12:37pm