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Edwin Crouch, Capt. USN

December 7 2014 at 10:15 PM
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Paul Durant  (no login)

Response to Cmdr. Thomas Howell Binford,


I met Capt Crouch in 1943 after my family and I moved to Fairlington, VA. He was on duty in Washington DC. He and his wife lived in a duplex adjacent to our apartment building. He asked my dad why I wasn't in the service. After Capt Crouch was informed that I was 12, his apologizes led to our friendship. After his death, his wife favored me with his khakis and his pipe with a 1921 silver inlay. She said he was involved with delivering the a-bomb triggering device, the reason he was returning to the US. He was a good friend of the Indianapolis' Captain.

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