Christmas 1945

Christmas 1945 in Pearl Harbor with the Orphans

Told by William Ringleib Jr.

Christmas 1945 found the USS Terror in Pearl Harbor and the Captain made arrangements for a family style Christmas although most of the crew was a long way from their families. He arranged for a Christmas tree to be sent from the states and set it up on the deck with decorations. A local orphanage supplied children and each member of the crew was assigned one child to spend the day with and give them a small gift. The day was lots of fun and it was really funny to see these sailors helping the kids through the day and having dinner together.

William Ringleib Jr. and Eugene Hipp on deck with the Christmas tree. Picture Provided by William Ringleib Jr.
William Ringleib Jr.  on deck with the Christmas tree. Picture Provided by William Ringleib Jr.
Crew Christmas 1945

By Colin

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