QM3c, Plank Owner, USS OAKLAND CL-95
United States Navy World War II
Dear Mr. Henriott,
A few months ago I came across your website and was moved to tears. It is absolutely beautiful, a wonderful tribute to those who served our country in WWII and beyond. This had been my father's ship from July 1, 1943, until he was discharged on April 9, 1946. I had given you his name, but it seems to have been omitted from your improved website list. He had fond memories of the USS Oakland, and of a group of men he called the "Unholy 17." I never tired of his naval stories. Unfortunately, my father passed away in 1978. If you need any more information, please let me know. I would like him added to your crew roster. It would mean a lot to him and to my children. They never got to meet my father, but they have heard many stories. My mother passed away in 1997, and now I am the keeper of the pictures and the memories. Your website will help my children understand a little bit more about my father's younger days and his service to our country. Thank you again for your beautiful website. The time you spent on this is incredible. The pictures are outstanding. Like my father, I am proud to be an American.
Thank you, Dawn Denega Kohorst
This is my gift to:
Lillian "Lynn" Duca Denega and Robert Edward Denega's
family members on the 25 anniversary of Robert's death.
I would like to thank Robert Edward Denega
for his service to our country in preserving it's freedoms.
May he and all our departed shipmates rest in eternal peace.
Chief Warrant Officer Paul D. Henriott
United States Army, Retired
Plankowner and webmaster
USS Oakland CL-95 Website
To Robert's daughter, Dawn (Denega) Kohorst, for supplying the images and information to create this tribute to Lillian and Robert.
To Susan Van Scyoc for scanning and e-mailing that information to me.
FROM THE OFFICERS AND
SO PROUDLY WE SERVED
This Web Page was created by and
is maintained by Paul D.Henriott.
Last updated 26 March 2006