ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank the two Sackman duaghters, Cheryl and Mary for this loving memorial to their father. All I had to do was add a some images and mids to make it look and sound good. Lou and Betty had a eight wonderful children. Cheryl servered 20 years the Navy retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. After retirement she became a executive secretary in a large hospital and Mary is a department secretary at a junior college.

Again I want to thank you both and here is a red rose for each of you for your wonderful help.





A MEMORIAL TO LOUIS SACKMAN


TO MY SHIPMATE AND BEST FRIEND
WE SERVED IN THE USS OAKLAND FROM 1943-1948


PAUL D. HENRIOTT
CWO, USA, Retired
Webmaster





LOUIS SACKMAN MCBM, USN, (RETIRED)
AND CAPTAIN IN THE MERCHANT MARINE
AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH.



Unfortunately, my father did pass away in 1985, right after I made Chief. He was a Captain in the Merchant Marine and was in India when he suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage. He did not linger very long, and we take comfort in knowing he was doing something he loved to do.

Louis spent 32 retiring in 1974. During his long and illustrious military career he was decorated for action in the Pacific theater during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict. He was recognized at Meritorious Mast on several occasions for rescuing both men and equipment, and earned Naval Aircrew wings as a Master Chief Boatswain a truly uncommon sailor.

After he retired, he went into restaurant management for a while, but really was not happy doing it. He signed on as an able-bodied seaman with a company out of New Orleans and went back to sea. Then he went to Captain's school and became a Master. He relished being the one totally responsible for any decisions to be made. He was one of the very few Captains in his company who was a qualified anchor handler" and qualified to move oil rigs, so he was very much "in demand", and spent a lot of time overseas in Africa and India.

Louis passed away in 1985, at the age of 59. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while he was serving as the Master of a ship owned and operated by civilian company. He was in port in India when it occurred. His family was comforted in knowing that he did not suffer long, and he was doing what he loved when it occurred.




We love love you
husband and father



Louis is survived by
his loving wife
Elizabeth (Betty) Sackman
eight wonderful children
seventeen loving grand children
one great grand child




Mrs. Sackman held the home and family together while Louis traveled the globe and kept the peace Her support made his career what it was. She did the toughest job in the Navy, and she did it well.

His oldest daughter carried on the family tradition and served 20 years in the Navy,retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. She is now an executive secretary in a large hospital. His youngest daughter is a department secretary at a junior college. Two of his sons work in the offshore industry as engineers on work-boats and research vessels, one is a truck driver, on is a home improvement contractor, one is a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service, and one is a biomedical technician. Between them all there are seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. All live or are home-based within a five-mile radius of their mother.



Taken at the first reunion at Jack London Square


Left to Right: Back row, Cheryl, Eric, Lou, Paul, Elizabeth (Mom)
Front row: David, Marc, Anna (Dad's Mom), Neil and Mary.



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




SO PROUDLY WE SERVED
Requiescat in pace! ~ May he rest in peace!







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