M. Carl Durand was a Merchant Marine and proud of it. He sailed on at least 12 ships from early 1942 to late 1945: S.S. REPUBLIC 02/42-02/42 M/V GULFCREST 03/42-04/42 S.S. GULFTIDE 05/42-05/42 S.S. CATHLAMET 07/42-04/43 S.S. NATHANIEL BACON 04/43-05/43 S.S. JAMES E. HAVILAND 06/43-08/43 S.S. MEANTICUT 09/43-11/43 S.S. JOHN W. GRIFFITH 04/44-08/44 S.S. W. H. FERGUSON 10/44-07/45 S.S. DANNEDAIKE 08/45-11/45 S.S. TURNER'S GAP 45 S.S. COASTAL ARCHER 46 Seaman Durand started sailing in the very early days of the war, when every ship that sailed was like a game of Russian Roulette. Your chances of making a round trip were about 50-50. Submarines of the Germans and the Japanese were almost everywhere. We owe a debt of gratitude to seaman like M. Carl Durand and that is what this page on the Internet is all about. Seaman Durand lives in New Iberia, Louisiana. If you need to contact him send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure he is notified.
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