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PASSING OF DE-1034 SHIPMATES

It is with a heavy heart that learned of the passing of two of my shipmates from the USS John R. Perry (DE-1034).

George Cherry, SK2 on Feb. 1, 2020 and Thomas H. Sather, IC3 on Feb. 6, 2019.

Shipmates you stand relieved… "We have the watch..."

"Boatswa

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Bill Parsons, STGCS

It is with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of one of my shipmates...William (Bill) Parsons 74 of Sunbury, PA resided in VA Beach, VA passed peacefully at home with family on 3/04/2020. He proudly served 22 years in the USN, retired in 198

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Old Navy Poem

Come gather round me lads and I'll tell you a thing or two;
About the way we ran the Navy in nineteen forty-two.
When wooden ships and iron men were barely out of sight;
I'm going to give facts just to set the record right.
We wore the ole bell bottoms,

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