My friend here in Salem, OR, was a Pharmacist's Mate on the USS Tranquility when they picked up about half of the survivors from
Pelileu to take them to Guam. He is looking for the men who he cared for in a sick bay. There were 3 men: an 'older' sailor of about
30 and two younger men about age 18. One was a Marine who spoke of guarding the brig. We think it might have been Giles McCoy,
but we don't know. My friend, Jon, is about 90 now and thinks about those men often. Does anyone have a guess about who they
are? Is Giles McCoy available for us to email him? I'm writing as Jon can't see well. Thank you.
Thank you, too, for the links to Dr. McCoy and to Mr. Goff. I will ask Jon later today if that name
helps his recall. Actually, now I have learned that Jon spoke with Dr. McCoy at an early reunion,
and that he was probably not the man in Jon's medical bay. We will keep working on this.
Coincidentally, as I was going through some photo albums, I turned up an original of the Aug. 15, 1945,
Sacramento Bee's front page. It announced the surrender of Japan and also had a column about
the sinking of the Indianapolis. I will display it at my retirement home's Veteran's Day observation here
in Salem in Nov. Jon will display a copy of the well known painting of the PBY on the water with the men and sharks.
My regards, MarshaM