Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 29, 2012

Remembering the men – the friends – who died aboard the USS Princeton


Mineral Wells Index

By Guinn Sweet | sweettalk@mineralwellsindex.com

“On October 20th, 1944, the U.S.S. Princeton (CVL 23) sent her warplanes against airfields on Luzon in the Philippines. On the 24th, Japanese planes found the Princeton and her task group.” – “A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers:  The Loss of the Princeton.”

This week’s column is a rewrite of a previously submitted column written three years ago, noting the loss of two very good friends when their ship was attacked in the Pacific conflict of World War II. It is submitted today in recognition of that loss and those very important lives on that fateful day, nearly 68 years ago. May we never forget that day and the men who died to keep democracy and our nation alive.

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