S1c Don Rickles US Navy (Served 1944-1946)
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S1c Don Rickles
Short Bio: His ship departed Norfolk, Virginia 10 November 1944 transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Manus Province, in Papua New Guinea on 13 December to escort two squadrons of motor torpedo boats to Hollandia, New Guinea. She then sailed on convoy duty to Leyte Gulf, Phillipines, arriving 1 January 1945.
He has said of one deployment, “It was so hot and humid, the crew rotted.”