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Frank J Andruss Sr

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PT-375 Ron 27. On the right is XO Ray Shafer who later would become 39th Gov. of Pennsylvania. In 1942, Shafer entered the United States Navy as a naval intelligence officer before heading into the PT Service. He participated in over 80 combat missions during World War II as commanding officer of PT-359 and later as executive officer with Ron 27. As Squadron XO, PT-375 was one of the first PT boats to penetrate the defenses of Manila Bay. Shafer earned the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, as well as the rank of lieutenant during his tour in the Pacific theater. I enjoyed our conversations he was a great guy.

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Great to see Ron 27 history!


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