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Wed. 30 Oct. The following message was received after last night's 
             heroic rescue of the three downed aviators from the 
             F.D. Roosevelt (CVA-42):

FROM:  COMSIXTHFLT
TO:    USS C.P. CECIL

     WARMEST COGRATULATIONS FOR PROMPT AND OUTSTANDING RESCUE OF
THE 3 MAN CREW WHO WERE FORCED TO DITCH DURING NIGHT OPERATIONS X THE
IMMEDIATE SIGHTING AND PICKUP OF THE CREW REFLECTS ALERTNESS TRAINING
AND MOTIVATION X THIS EFFORT HAS SAVED US THE LIVES OF THREE AMERICAN BOYS -
EACH ONE OF WHICH IS BEYOND PRICE X IT IS MY DESIRETHAT YOU EXPRESS MY 
SINCERE APPRECIATION TO EVERY MAN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS RESCUE X
WELL DONE X SIGNED BROWN

Friday Nov 1: Ice cream was enjoyed today by all hands - the traditional
              gift was received from the USS ROOSEVELT for the rescue of
              their downed pilots.

Photos

Four Cecil heroes with Frank Burton SO3 on the right. Anyone out there remember the names of the other three? Survivor 1 - Who is he?
Survivors 3, 2, and 1. Who are these guys? Survivor 3. Who is he?
Cecil sailors retieving the ice cream Ice cream party - Who are these guys?
One happy sailor enjoying his ice cream. Anyone know who he is? Ice cream party - Who are these guys?
Ice cream party - Who are these guys? Ice cream party - Who are these guys?

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