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Joseph LaRocco was a sailor aboard the USS Essex for eighteen months. The USS Essex was the flagship of the 3rd Fleet with Admiral Haulsey. LaRocco participated in seven major sea battles and nine invasions.

bill moye interview.mp3
As an African-American, Bill describes racist attitudes towards him despite serving his country during World War Two.

Please note that parts of the interview are a little muffled due to the age of the age of the cassette that the recording was…

rayhyman.mp3
Ray talks about how little people know about World War Two.

Please note that parts of the interview are a little muffled due to the age of the age of the cassette that the recording was converted from.

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This pamphlet contains various statistics of the USS Essex while it was in service during World War Two.

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The dinner was held on December 31, 1944.
The U.S.S. Essex's action up onto that date is described.

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Chick Galella enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 and was assigned to the 53rd Signal Corps. He was at Hickham Air Force Base in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941.

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James Blakely was abroad the USS St. Louis at the time of the attack at Pearl Harbor.

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Armando "Chick" Galella (left) and Reverend James Blakely (right) were at the USS Intrepid for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7, 2018.

Bob Abate.mp3
Mr. Abate describes the process of getting Tyrone Pannell, a Marine Lieutenant who was killed in Vietnam, inducted the Manhattan College Hall of Fame and meeting Tyrone's daughter. This experience and getting to know World War Two veterans, moved…

Bob Abate Part 2.mp3
Mr. Abate recalls stories of some of the World Two veterans he interviewed.
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