May 11th, 2008

Grandfather Marine


The USS Noble, APA-218, Haskell-class attack transport.  My grandfather rode this ship to Puerto Rico for maneuvers in 1947, and then to Korea in 1951.  Most of the Marines transported on the Noble did not have much to do, but the cooks and bakers like my grandfather were put to work.  The bakery on board ship had to operate 24 hours a day to keep up with demand, so everyone worked 12 hour shifts.