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This collection contains two reports written by Lieutenant Don J. Weekes, USN about the sinking of the USS St. Lo during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Second World War.
Lieutenant Don J. Weekes, (Medical Corps) United States Navy (b. 1/11/1915) was born in Thurston, Washington to Claude and Hazel Weekes and moved to Fresno, California at a young age (before 1920, census). He attended Fresno High School and Fresno State College, where he was a varsity athlete, member of the German club, and Mu Alpha Delta fraternity, before transferring to Duke University. There he registered for the draft on October 16, 1940 and after finishing school worked as a physician in Detroit, Michigan. On August 19, 1942 he married a nurse named Pauline Clara Switzer, and by November 12 he earned the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy.
.03 Linear feet (1 folder)
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