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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE SUB-WAY SAILORS THAT SAVED NEW YORK

A batch of those land-based Coast Guardsman sometimes jeeringly referred to as “subway sailors” were dawdling in their Jersey City barracks at 5:30 p.m. on the afternoon of
24 April 1943. They were waiting for supper and, afterward, the pleasures of liberty. It was payday and the day before Easter, and New York, in a holiday mood, was just across the harbor.
Well things did not turn out the way these guys was getting their hopes up for....in fact they didn't know it at the time but they would be "heroes" at the end of this ordeal.

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