DE 677 (Buckley class)
I have lots of pictures of the USS Frament and have a crews list. We are having our 3rd reunion in Baltimore this September. If you need more pictures or information please don't hesitate to email me back. You can also give my name as contact info... Debra Raley firstname.lastname@example.org 410-967-9330 My father George Dalgo (still living) was a cook on the ship. I have worked many years trying to find shipmates and I have found over 25 men so far and are always looking to find more. The men affectionately call me 'mother'
A Poem (author unknown) USS Frament DE 677 ON THE TURNING OF THE TIDE A million times you'll see them When the fog is running low, And they're feeling for the channel While the moaning whistles blow, It's a kind of eerie feeling But it cannot be denied That the ships are almost Human On the turning of the tide. When you're in the gulf of Leyte Heading northward toward Samar, And the colors of the water Says the bottom isn't far, You can feel her sort of tremble And the crew may show her pride, For the ship and crew are soulmates On the turning of the tide. There's a big expanse of water Through a misty vale of tears Which we've crossed and left behind us In the wars most troubled years, When you think of Okinawa, And the fighting men who died Know you-Fighting ladies died there On the turning of the tide. Yes, a ship is almost human, Like the Frament, you'll agree, Who has been our Girl and Mother, Well, since nineteen forty three. She has seen us through some sorrows And some laughter, while she tried, Like a woman, not to show it On the turning of the tide.
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