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South China Sea

1-12-19 After the devastating Typhoon Cobra shredded the Task Force in late December, the ships hunkered down in Ulithi.  On December 30, the ships left Ulithi to dust up Formosa again.  Their immediate path led them to enter the South … Continue reading

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1957 Reunion

1-10-19 Diane Balsam, daughter of Joe Pulaski, mailed this to me.  It’s the Boston’s 1957 reunion, held in the Hotel Bradford in Boston.  The ship had been reclassified a guided-missile cruiser on Jan 4, 1952, and recommissioned on Nov 1, … Continue reading

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Walls

1-26-19 There’s an old adage: history is written by the winner(s). While that may be true of battles and warfare, it completely misses the mark about history itself. History (dictionary.com): noun Branch of knowledge dealing with past events; 2. Continuous, … Continue reading

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Pat

12/22/18 Yesterday I got a phone call from Pat Fedele.  We played phone tag for a couple of days, so when the call came through, I was expecting it.  He was sitting in his car, waiting for his beloved wife … Continue reading

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Dec. 19 & 20, 1944

12-18-18 (Cobra track, 12-18-44, USS Yorktown.  Retrieved from USS Boston folders, National Archives, by Bill Kelly.) December 19, 1944:  This morning we met with the tankers and refueled, a couple of DE’s are also missing.  After fueling we started looking … Continue reading

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