Over 22 million . . . the number of living US veterans. I salute you.
Staten Island, less than 15 miles from the old Consolidated Shipbuilding Company in the Bronx. Today I’ve been reading Black Company: The Story of Subchaser 1264, published in 1972 by her first commanding officer, Eric S. Purdon, later Commander. Click here to read Purdon’s obituary.
A former crewman on PC-1264 was Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. , later Vice Admiral Gravely.
The top foto comes from Purdon’s book and is used without permission.