Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/9/2007

Making History

It was 1943, and Bernard Moulton was on the USS Herndon, a ship escorting a friendly fuel tanker through enemy-infested waters near Gibraltar. A German U-boat attacked, firing a torpedo strike that was as sudden as it was terrifying. “We saw [the torpedo] coming; there was no way we could do anything…it was coming too fast,” says Moulton, as he watches the spinning reels of the tape recorder in the living room of his Annapolis, Md., home. “Very fortunately, it was set for a deep-draft ship, and it went under us. That’s why we’re alive.” And that’s how his ship earned the nickname “Lucky Herndon.” for more click here

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