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A photo of F. C. Reed in his dress whites. I had the pleasure and honor of knowing this man personally, long after his Navy days were over. The recipient of at least two Purple Hearts, he was the quietest hero I ever met. I never heard him mention his decorations, but he won nearly every medal short of the Congressional Medal of Honor.(Photo courtesy of the Counts Family Album)
Another photo of Machinists Mate E. B. Hudson (bottom), and an unnamed shipmate (top). If you can identify the Sailor on top, please drop an email to the Webmaster.(Photo courtesy of the Counts Family Album)
Here’s an oldie of MM3 E. B. Hudson, looking sharp in his Cracker Jacks. Photos like this are a gentle reminder that America owes its freedom to generations of men and women whose names will never make it into the History books.(Photo courtesy of the Counts Family Album)
USS Towers (DDG-9) at her 25th Anniversary Celebration. For months afterwards, the crew ran around in ball caps with the words ’25 and Still Alive!’ stitched across the back.(Photo by: STG2 Jeff Edwards/USN)