A Veteran’s Story: Jack Massimino

A Veteran’s Story: Jack Massimino

DANGEROUS WATERS On the morning of September 26, 1950 a twenty-year-old US Navy sailor named Jack Massimino was at his assigned General Quarters position on board the Navy destroyer, USS Brush. Jack’s job during G.Q. was to supply the ship’s starboard/forward 40mm guns with ammunition. On that fateful morning the […]

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A Veteran’s Story: Lavon Chandler

A Veteran’s Story: Lavon Chandler

FROM BOMBARDIER TO INFANTRYMAN In the spring of 1943, twenty-year-old Lavon Chandler was enrolled as a student at Louisiana State University.  Just months before he had asked his high school sweetheart, the pretty Martha Brown to marry him.  She had said “Yes.”  Lavon was a young man who seemed to […]

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