Saturday, May 9, 2009

Don Cain Serves On Carrier 'Sicily'

  Serving aboard the escort carrier USS Sicily is Don O. Cain, sonarman third class, USN, of 601 West Lee, Seymour.
  The Sicily returned Dec. 3 [1952] from serving seven months in the Far East, to be greeted by hundreds of relatives and friends.
  The ship left San Diego for Japan last May with Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 931 aboard. For the first three months the ship operated with VS-931 ranging south to Okinawa and north to the island groups off Japan.
  After the anti-sub squadron was transferred to another carrier in August, the Marine Attack "Checkerboard" Squadron came aboard. The Sicily then went to Korea, where her planes flew more than 850 sorties against enemy troop concentrations, communication centers, bridges, and supply depots. 
  Transcribed from The Seymour Herald of Thursday, 1 January 1953.  Don Owen Cain of Seymour married in Davenport, Iowa, 12 December 1952 Phyllis Carolyn Hawkins, formerly of Jerome.

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