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WWII Navy Vet Recalls Why Serving On The USS Washington Was Better Than The USS New Mexico

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one of my brothers Lamb Byrd was the first one of us you go into the service and he became a field artillery office, serbian the South Pacific mostly in the Philippine area my brother Ralph, but I think he waited in in nineteen forty-two and served aboard the uss Washington register a beautiful Pavel ship, actually in comparing his battle shipped to mind the New Mexico I loved my duty but it wasn't quite is safe is being on the Washington because he had better five weeks thirty-eight guns, as a poster five each twenty-five on our ship, we're not as good as the other secure ship was a little more seasoned that's right at home or history behind though