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.