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    My 94 yr old Uncle

    Wanted to share this; couldn't resist.

    http://eldoradospringsmo.com/communi...-reunion-2019/

    https://www.navsource.org/archives/04/046/0404606.jpg

    In the war-time photo he is right of center, standing at the gun control.

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    Thanks Dwain. Nice story.

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    Way to go, Gene Dale! He obviously still feels a lot of dedication to our flag, and our country, and it gave him the strength he needed to get up and stand with Old Glory. World war II vets are getting scarce. and we all still owe them a huge amount of respect.

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    Thanks for sharing Dwain... a great story to be sure.
    Mark Hayden
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    Dwain,
    Thanks for the great post. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to Gene Dale and his shipmates for their valued service.
    Bill

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    Thanks, Dwain; thoroughly enjoyable. All the best to him. Bob
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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    Thanks Dwain-great story! You remind me a little of him.

    Bill

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    The Light Cruiser USS Phoenix (CL-46) was sold to Argentina in 1951 and renamed the General Belgrano.

    In 1981, during the Falklands Island War, the General Belgrano/USS Phoenix was torpedoed and sunk by the British submarine HMS Conqueror outside the exclusion zone.

    The Phoenix was at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. A pic taken during the attack shows her steaming past the burning battleships USS Arizona & USS West Virginia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinM1895 View Post
    The Light Cruiser USS Phoenix (CL-46) was sold to Argentina in 1951 and renamed the General Belgrano.

    In 1981, during the Falklands Island War, the General Belgrano/USS Phoenix was torpedoed and sunk by the British submarine HMS Conqueror outside the exclusion zone.

    The Phoenix was at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. A pic taken during the attack shows her steaming past the burning battleships USS Arizona & USS West Virginia.
    I went to a USS Phoenix reunion in about 1999 when the Belgrano Captain and XO were there as guest speakers.

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