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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

May 16th, 2009, 8:35 pm #1

The video in the attached link comes close to home so to speak. On May 9 1942 the USCGC Icarus sank U352. 33 Germans were taken prisioner.Ad Monford was a crewman on the Icarus that day. Just 3 days later HMT Bedfordshire was sunk by U558 about 12 miles away. 27 August 1944 LST 327 was hit by an acoustic torpedo from U92 and damaged, Ad was a crewman on the 327 at the time. U92 was damaged beyond repair 6 weeks later.
http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/travel/video/5127578/

http://uboat.net
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Joined: August 31st, 2003, 11:35 pm

May 17th, 2009, 5:59 pm #2

Ad is so fearless . . . he already lived a lifetime as a kid so anything thereafter must seem like a piece of cake to him!

He's been an inspiration to everyone associated with the project because he tackles each & everything with professional determination and a willingness to INSTRUCT! How lucky we are to have him . . . & he surely represents the very best of that Greatest Generation !!!
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

May 17th, 2009, 11:55 pm #3

a HERO of the first calibre...
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