Monday, May 22, 2017

World War II Letters - 21 January 1942 - Written by Stan Cooper

USS San Diego Memorial - West side

Stan is transferred from the Atlantic Fleet to the Pacific Fleet changing ship homes to the USS San Diego - CL53. He becomes a part of the fire control gang. He explains in more detail what his new job covers.

The USS San Diego was a light anti-aircraft cruiser commissioned on 10 January 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. My father was honored to be one of the first to serve as her crew. The San Diego was honored to never lose any of its men in battle. She earned 18 battle stars and covered over 300,000 miles.

A few years back, my dad's sister, Eileen, discovered the USS San Diego memorial which was dedicated on 30 April 2004, in San Diego.

USS San Diego Memorial - East side

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