Tuesday, June 29, 2010

For T. Pilkington

During my last tour in V.N. on Yankee Station, my ship the USS Topeka clg 8 was attached to the carries group that T. Pilkington flew from. He went down about the time we were relieved and rotated stateside. While on Yankee Station, we were involved in numerous s.a.r pick ups. I ordered a replacement for my original Memorial Bracelet which broke after many years of hard and honorable wear. I left the military after 14 yrs. of active/reserve service. My oldest son followed in subs, and I have daughter on Enterprise today. He will never be forgotten as long as I live.

John O.

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