|Sea Stories & Photos
"Our Heroic Lifesavers"
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.
|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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