Carrie Bond needs our help in finding old shipmates of her father:
His name was William Leslie Bond, on the USS Hopewell in '43 as boatswain. Completed 22 yrs service as of Feb 28, 1958. I lived in San Juan Cap as a baby for a short while then we moved back to Long Bch where my father was stationed at Terminal Isl. (the pic I sent is him in SJ Cap) My sister still has his Naval uniform/hat and my brothers have his medals. My sis and I were unaware we had half-bros in CA/TX so we are slowly meeting them all. I hope to meet the oldest in CA on my visit there next week. He is the one who has one Purple Heart medal he showed my sis recently when they meet for the first time.
From Carrie Bond, Columbia, TN. Carrie sent the pictures, below: