I Found your info page on USS Concord(CL-10)
Bud and I were close friends
on the Conc in the same division.
I have some material you could add to your history.
When we left Japan after the
surrender we were sent to Boston for Navy Day 1945.
Because the ship was named after Concord Mass, we went there.
Our Mascot was a brass Minuteman.
Our Task Group accepted a separate Peace signing in Omato-Amaori Harbor.
Our Com. Officer was a photographer
and he recorded it for the Task force'
When we arrived in Boston the Navy Dept made booklets of the signing and the 5 ships in the
Task Group gave them to the visitors visiting the ship.
I keep one in a scrap book for many years and it began to
crumble. I was able to transfer it to my computer.
If you would like to add it to your history, I would be glad
to send it too you.
My friend Bud and I were the 2 youngest in the crew. I went in on my 17th birthday and Bud
who was from Alva Ok. Where his father was sheriff, was 15. He was such a devil his father signed for him as 17 to keep him
out of jail.
Click below to view John's scrap