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December 24, 2014

BMC Cesar Romero, US Coast Guard (1943-1945)

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BMC Ceasar Romero

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Short Bio: In October, 1942, he voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and saw service in the Pacific Theater. He reported aboard the Coast Guard-manned assault transport USS Cavalier (APA-37) in November, 1943 and saw action at Tinian and Saipan. According to a press release from the period:

“Romero preferred to be one of the crew and asked for no special privileges, which he did not receive. His shipmates admired him for this and for his exceptionally hard work. Romero was considered to be one of the best winch operators, swinging 18,000 lb. barges from their deck cradles over the side of the transport during invasions or while loading cargo. Among other duties he was first powderman on the forward five-inch gun. When an occasion permitted recreation, Romero helped put on a variety show for the crew. Later in the war he assisted in Bond rallies.”

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