While I was looking for one of my older relative I discovered something that I did not know. This story started out with my wife bringing me a picture of a couple and asking me who it was? I did not know who it might be and all of my aunts, and uncles have passed away. My folks and my two sisters have also passed. This makes doing genealogy work very hard. I posted the picture on my Facebook page to see if any of my cousins might recognize them.
While I was checking on Facebook my wife got on ancestry.com and was searching on the military part seance the man was in uniform. She found one of my uncles but he was Army and the man in the picture was Navy, I believe his uniform is WWII.
We still do not know who the couple is for while Charlotte was looking at the different records and spotted one that said Harbin and that he was aboard the USS Monticello. Well she knew who that was for he was setting right there in the room with her. She told me about it so of course I looked it up on my computer and started reminiscing for it was a cruse book called USS Monticello 1970. I never knew this book existed. I left the ship in August of 1970. When I went up to the Captain to have my discharge papers signed, he told me that if I would re up that he would promote me to EN2 rank. I had already taken the exam for that rank but seance I was getting out I did not think any more about it. Any way while I was looking through the book I saw My picture and it had me listed as an EN2. I was surprised for on my discharge papers I am listed as a EN3. Oh well maybe that just meant that I had passed my exam.
The book is located at this address.
- Surprise on board the USS Monticello (harbin77.wordpress.com)
- Back Over For Another Tour. (harbin77.wordpress.com)