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Taken on-board a South Vietnam LST carring 543 refugees. We were in Subic Bay waiting to allow the refugees to disembarke. Sgt. Roxberry, Richard Tatum, Danny Stamper, Ron Haley and me (John Prater) were assigned to this ship for three days. We provided the refugees with c-rations and water brought to us by command. The morning of the second day we,(using our PRC-25) requested milk for the 24 infants onboard. When the milk arrived the entired ship cheered. I am glad I had this experience.


Stephana Martinez I am a Prater descendant. My husband was on the Henry B. Wilson DDG7 and was part of Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind. Good picture.
S. Martinez
Jul 29, 2004 · Reply
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