Sherwin Callander D - Day

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Sherwin Callander D - Day

Post by caappy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:41 pm

Sherwin Callander: He was born in 1920 and joined the Navy in 1939 after working with the Civilian Conservation Corps. As a young man, and after hearing from recruiters from different branches of the military he decided on the Navy.

"When the Navy said, 'You'll have a girl in every port,' I said that's the branch I want".

He saw action on many fronts during World War II but made it through "without a scratch," he said.

He was stationed at Pearl Harbor in December 1941 but was out at sea on the day the Japanese attacked. He recalled returning the next day to see the devastation and helping to pull bodies of dead servicemen from the water. He also served in Italy and north Africa. And then there was France, where he recalls being "scared to death" during the D-Day invasion as friends died beside him. He piloted a Higgins boat on Utah Beach..

https://www.waff.com/2018/11/12/madison ... firsthand/

Sent him 2 photos on 11 Jun and got them back signed on 13 Aug.

Mr Sherwin Callander
Apt 111
106 W. Dublin Dr.
Madison, AL 35758

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Re: Sherwin Callander D - Day

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