President Trump speaks at Naval Station Norfolk Send Off for USNS COMFORT

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9 Responses to President Trump speaks at Naval Station Norfolk Send Off for USNS COMFORT

  1. stella says:

    Personal trivia: my much older brother served on this ship’s great grandfather in the South Pacific during WWII, the USS Comfort. It was hit by a kamikaze pilot on April 6, 1945. The plane crashed through three decks exploding in surgery which was filled with medical personnel and patients. Casualties were 28 killed (including six nurses), and 48 wounded, with considerable damage to the ship.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      How awful.

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      • stella says:

        Yes, it was. My brother was 19 at the time, and it made a big impression on him. He enlisted at 17, can you imagine?

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          So did my father. He had to have his parents’ sign for him. He said they sent him home telling him to get a bad tooth filled, and to get a toothbrush and a pair of shoes. He said that was why he wanted to go into the Navy, he didn’t have the money for those things. He went back and they had a dentist give him a temporary filling (which he still had when he died), found a pair of shoes for him and a toothbrush. And, he was in the Navy. When Pearl Harbor happened, they had just gotten married and he reenlisted. He spent a long time on a tuna boat. I just realized how my mother must have suffered hearing that the tuna boat fleet was being sunk and not knowing what was happening to him.

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    I was glad Pres. Trump went to see the ship off. He felt it was an important job they were doing and he wanted to show he felt that way.

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