" The difficult, we do immediately; . . . . The impossible takes a little longer "
(ship's motto given to crew by Capt. Rudolph Johnson)
For those of you that would like to make donations to the CVL-22 website, to help pay for the
web hosting, registration, and maintenance, you can send it to:
Wyatt Wolfe - 2428 E APACHE BLVD - 201 - TEMPE AZ 85281
We will make dedications to any Naval Veteran that you wish
I recently received a photo from Michael Sass, Jr. - His father
Michael Sass, and his uncle, Frank Kistler both served on the Indy
Taken September 16th 1945 while in Tokyo Bay
Photo Names List
A SMATTERING OF MY TIME ON THE USS INDEPENDENCE
BY LEON FRANCIA
Here are a few things I own I thought you guys might like to see,
One is an envelope that was mailed from aboard the CVL-22 on Oct 27, 1945 ( Navy Day)
The next item is a postcard that was mailed from aboard a previous
USS Independence in 1909!
We have not received any new stories to put in the Story of the Month section,
If you have a short story you would like to share with us, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Obtaining Personal Awards, Unit Awards,
and Replacement Medals
WW II Memorial in Washington D.C.
If you click on the above link, you can register WW II veterans
so they can be included on a revolving scroll at the site.
The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 and was dedicated
one month later on May 29. It is located on 17th Street, between Constitution
and Independence Avenues, and is flanked by the Washington Monument to
the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The memorial is now operated
by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about visiting the memorial, accessibility, parking, directions,
special events and other details, please visit the National Park Service Web site
at www.nps.gov/nwwm or call the Park Service at (202) 619-7222.
I recently received a couple of photos from Bert Wolfe - His father-In-Law, Russell J Carothers
served on board the Independence - I have cleaned them up and colorized them.. I have no info on the individuals in the photos