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Portrait of American Patriotism
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John G. Rothlauf grew up during the depression in Albany, NY with a father confined to a hospital and a mother and three younger siblings to provide for. Once he was sure they were taken care of, he... More > joined the Navy. He spent spent most of his Navy time aboard the USS Indus in the Pacific during WWII. John particpated as part of the 7th Fleet during the Invasion of the Phillipines and was part the largest naval battle of all time - the battle of Leyte Gulf. He contributed to the war effort as many of the Greatest Generation did and, after the war, was able to have the American life they all fought for.< Less
U.S.S. HOLT (DE-706) Destroyer Escort
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This is the true story of the men aboard the destroyer escort U.S.S. HOLT (DE-706) during World War II. The HOLT story begins with the ship's construction in 1943, launching in 1944, continues... More > through its missions in the Pacific, and concludes with its decommissioning after the war in 1946. Major missions included Leyte Gulf Landings, a slow-tow convoy to Mindoro, the Lingayen Gulf Campaign, and the Legaspi Operation. The HOLT was one of twenty-two Rudderow class destroyer escorts built during WWII. The HOLT and five other destroyer escorts became part of Escort Division 74 and participated in various task groups and units in the Philippine area. Enjoy learning about the ship's missions and the crew with their many stories as they served their country with valor.< Less
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