Date: 23 Nov 2002, 06:06:19 PM
Subject: Info on the Atrocity page
I have the names of the five men who were identified.
With the help of another USS Edsall family member, three more bodies
had been recovered. Apparently, the bodies are all buried in Missouri.
grandfather was Henry Franklin Thaw, EMC1 of the USS Edsall DD-219
Date: 23 Nov 2002, 06:37:37 PM
Subject: Re: Info on the Atrocity page
Wow, what a quick response! I do have websites also that might be of
interest as well:
USS Edsall & Captain JJ Nix
Nimitz Museum (awesome place in Fredericksburg, Tx)
Tin Can Sailors
Online Club for Asiatic Fleet
Frank Barger's story
USS Houston's page
USS Augusta page
President Bush's Proclamation for the Asiatic Fleet
Asiatic Fleet Remembrance Day
USS Hancock (Yeoman Jake was kind enough to add Asiatic Fleet's information to his website)
South China Yangtze
Patrol Asiatic Fleet
During my research, I came to befriend a number of veteran's, one of which
served on the Edsall with my grandfather up until 3 weeks before she was
sunk. Fate would have it, that I would rent a weekend cabin in the
mountains just 7 years ago across the street from this man - not knowing the
significance now. However, in 2001, our paths finally crossed and he
provided me with a picture of the crew of the Edsall - that you see posted
on jjedsall's website. I also was able to contact the owner of the jjedsall
website who happens to be the grandson of JJ Edsall.
Thank you for putting your website together. I can tell a lot of interest,
research, and work has been put into it. I have forwarded your website onto
my Asiatic Fleet friends to view as well.
I have also attached the names of the five men identified, from a copy of a
letter forwarded to me by the Dept of the Navy.
And one more thing, many people do not know about, there is a memorial in
the Philippines, originally named Fort McKinley.
The name has been changed to Fort Bonifacio:
The Wall of the Missing - Philippines
Grave Marker over recovered remains at Jefferson Barracks Nation Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri