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September 19 2010 at 5:10 PM

Bob Pointer  (Login FTG2)
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A senior gentleman approached me while I was explaining the 40mm guns.
With the big generator going it was hard to hear back there on the 01 level.
He tugged on my shirt sleeve and directed me over to the starboard side by the ladder.
He pointed to the 20mm deck gun on the main deck and said loudly
"Eignteen months on that #!@%@$#$%, !! You will have to speak up sonny"
He explained he was indeed a WWII vet on an LST assigned to that particular gun mount.

Some of these seniors are quite a hoot to talk to.

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