ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A Memorial To Robert Edward Denega,
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



Acknowledgements:

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.









USS OAKLAND CL-95






ROBERT EDWARD DENEGA
QM 3c USNR, PLANK OWNER
1924
~ 1978


My Father

His hands reached out to help a nation.
His mind reached out to teach others.
His heart reached out to love a family.
His soul reached out to leave lasting memories.
life
joy
compassion
humor
devotion
He will never be forgotten.









On their wedding day
April 24, 1948

Lillian "Lynn" Duca Denega
1926 ~ 1997
















His wonderful and
loving children.




Dawn Denega
and husband
Garry Kohorst



Denise Denega


Doreen Denega
and husband
Steve Kornrumpf



His loving Grand-Children
Kristin Anne Kohorst
Erich Robert Kohorst






His loving Brother
John Denega




FROM THE OFFICERS AND CREW
OF THE USS OAKLAND CL/CLAA-95

SO PROUDLY WE SERVED





rosedew
Requiescat in pace!



rosedew
May they rest in peace







This Web Page was created by and
is maintained by Paul D.Henriott.
Last updated 26 March 2006