Presentation of information and pictures furnished to us by Charles Talyai. Charles served aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, the SS Oscar S Strauss, the SS Lot M Morrill, the SS Five Forks, the SS George M Verity and the USS Dickens. Charles sent a tape relating one trip into Nova Scotia when 4 or 5 ships were sunk during the approach to Halifax. He also related a trip into Scotland where the buzz bombs and V2 rockets were falling while around 10,000 tons of ammunition were being unloaded. They made another trip to the same place with the same cargo and were ordered to take it to the Philippines. They went through the canal, making the trip alone and not in convoy but by the time they got there the war was over. He eventually made his way to Seattle, Washington and then had a three and a half day train trip to Philadelphia. He was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Base, where his duties were to answer roll call daily. He was eventually discharged but still has memories of the dozens and dozens of ports he visited around the world. Charles lives in Barefoot Bay, Florida with his lovely wife, Edith and you can reach him on the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org, which is the email address of a close neighbor and friend. Charles enjoys life in general.
| Picture of Charles Talyai.|
| The Armed Guard Crew of the SS Lot M Morrill, March 14, 1945, with LT Luke Ashby, Commanding|
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