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My Dad - Aubrey Lee Johnson, Jr. WWII Marshall Islands

Hello. This page was created to honor my dad who served in WWII. He never liked to talk about his time in the Navy so I didn't ask a lot of questions. I grew up living with my mother and step-father so I never knew my real dad as well as I should have. I just accepted my reality. I have a lot of questions now, and wish I had more information. I am going to try to find out more about his service in the Navy. I have a few pictures and will post them, when I can find them.

I had a few more details but lost them when my last computer crashed. There's a lesson here.

The only ship I can remember was the Annie Lykes, but I haven't found any information about it.

Daddy was a Signalman. He left for the Marshall Islands from Hawaii. I don't remember what port he left from in the Mainland.

I believe he said he was on Kwajalein and Enewetak (Eniwetak, Enewetok, Eniwetok) Atolls in the Marshall Islands.

He said the vessel he was on was towed back to US from the Marshall Islands. I don't know if it was the same one he was originally deployed on. I do remember asking him about the ship, wondering if it was a destroyer or what, but I just remember him saying "Naw" like he was not particularly happy with whatever type of ship it was.

I remember something like maybe he was part of a Marine's group.

That's it. That's all I know. Sorry I don't know all the proper terminology. I realize I have waited too long to connect with possible shipmates or other personnel he may have served with. But, it's never too late to enter what history I have in the pool, and I want him to be represented.

Love you Dad and thanks for your service to our country!

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Comment by Aubrey Lee Johnson Jr. on June 1, 2009 at 10:29am
The Slap Slap of Signal Light Shutters by Bob 'Dex' Armstrong

The Truth Behind "Fleet Annie" by Bob 'Dex' Armstrong Am I chasing a joke???

Lots of good short stories at that site.
Comment by Aubrey Lee Johnson Jr. on June 1, 2009 at 10:01am
Gosh thank you for caring! I'm pretty sure he said Annie Lykes. I guess I'm going to have to contact the Navy and ask for his records. Is that an invasion of a person's privacy?
Comment by Douglas Karr on June 1, 2009 at 12:18am
I'm trying to find the ship, too... not having much luck. Could it be the USS Anne Arundel? Wikipedia has quite an extensive listing.

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