1 November, 2018Pauline & Ab, The Life Story of a Tennessee Sailor on by : TetonTrekker Tags: Abb Truett, Family History, navy, U.S.S. Cuyama, U.S.S. Santee, world war 2, WW2
An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
November, 1940, as we came up from the south to New York on a Standard Oil tanker, I was called by the Navy for active duty. The Navy dispatched me to the U.S.S. Santee at Baltimore as a Commissioned Officer. The U.S.S. Santee at that time was on oil tanker rigged for fueling ships at sea.