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Last Post 16 Nov 2003 02:15 PM by MrsFS. 1 Replies.
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05 May 2003 10:07 PM
    My name is Harvey Poole and I am your newest member. I joined the USCGR in Sept 1942 I went to boot camp at Curtis Bay in Baltimore. I served on a Canadian Corvette from June 1943 to Jan 1944 The USS Alacrity PG 87 was used for convoy escort duty from NY to Gtmo Bay Cuba. I then served on the Army transport USS General William Mitchell AP 114 until Sept 1945. We travelled 170,000 miles in both theaters of operation , carrying 85,854 passengers ( troops, POWs , wounded , USO troops and New Zealand wives of the GIs ) . We also carried 30,000 tons of cargo on each trip out.I was a fireman 1st class on the corvette and a petty officer on the transport and held the rank of ship's service, showing all the movies , handling mail and keeping busy in the laundry and else where. I ended my last 6 months of service at the Curtis Bay Yard running the service station off base. I look back on those 3 1/2 yrs as some of the best times in my life and I have a lot of pride in being a Coastie. In WWll we were known as the Houligan Navy and while it was a negative then it is a positive for me and my old shipmates now. Have never met an old Coastie who felt any different. Took a chance on linking up with you all and I hope you will accept this old man . You have my info and I welcome hearing from any of you and will answer you as well. Take care out there. Thanks
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    16 Nov 2003 02:15 PM
    Hey Harvey.... It's a Ghost Town around here, but hey... I like the place... think I'll pull up a chair and stay awhile... Nice to meet you... !!! Feel free to write !
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    Thank you to the powers that be for keeping my husband in the SE US.  Please God watch over him, as after 16 years u/w land is a strange thing to him...
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