Saul, Captain Thomas J. ‘45

Saul, Captain Thomas J. ‘45

As a cadet in 1943 he made a trip to Murmansk with a convoy that was the 2nd into port; he was there over Christmas, 1943. He remembers when the British sunk the German battleship Tirpitz in a Norwegian fiord. He made 9 crossings from Southampton, England to France during the invasion. By the time he got back to NY he had more than enough cadet at sea time but he was still given the 9 month shore training before graduating in June 1945. He was one of the two in his section who went on active duty with the Navy and thus he was eligible for the GI Bill that permitted him to attend college; and as he said the rest is history.

 

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