USS Piedmont (AD-17)


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Thanksgiving Day Menu - 11/30/1944 Thanksgiving Day Menu cover sheet

Thursday, 30 November 1944
USS PIEDMONT NEWS, January 5, 1945 USS PIEDMONT NEWS - BULLETIN (Page 1)
FIRST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
"PLANK-OWNERS' EDITION"

January 5, 1945
USS PIEDMONT NEWS USS PIEDMONT NEWS-BULLETIN (Page 2)
USS PIEDMONT NEWS
USS PIEDMONT NEWS-BULLETIN (Page 3)
USS PIEDMONT NEWS USS PIEDMONT NEWS-BULLETIN (Page 4)

I am deeply indebted to Ed Velasquez for his contribution of this USS Piedmont memorabilia. He served aboard the USS SHIELDS (DD-596), one of the many DD's serviced by "Doc" Piedmont. Many thanks, Ed, and thank you for your service to our country.
"Welcome Aboard" Pamphlet USS Piedmont "Welcome Aboard" Pamphlet (Captain T. N. McNicholas, Jr. was Commanding Officer), probably issued in the early 1980's.
"Welcome Aboard" Pamphlet This "Welcome Aboard" pamphlet was provided by Laura M. Culafic. Her grandfather served aboard "Doc" Piedmont during WWII and a friend mailed him this pamphlet along with Doc's decommissioning information in late 1982. Thank you, Laura.
Roster of Officers (1) Roster of Officers
(2) Authorized Allowance and On-Board Count of Officers
Both documents are dated 1 July 1945
Authorized Allowance of officers Source: Captain Karl J.E. Pond, USNR, Retired, son-in-law of Bishop G. Paul Reeves, who served aboard "Doc" Piedmont as chaplain from 1943-45. Many thanks, Captain Pond
Thanksgiving Day Menu, November 28, 1946 Thanksgiving Day Menu cover sheet
Thursday, 28 November 1946
Thanksgiving Day Menu, 28 November 1946 Source: Chuck Tempus, crew member aboard "Doc" Piedmont from 1946-47 while in Japan and China.
USS PIEDMONT (AD-17) post card USS PIEDMONT (AD-17) post card
USS PIEDMONT (AD-17) post card Source: Bill Schleifer, crew member aboard "Doc" Piedmont from
1958-59
Captain Lyle Oliver Armel II, USN (Ret.) Captain Lyle Oliver Armel II, USN (Ret.) (1931-1989)
NA United States Navy
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/05/1931
DATE OF DEATH: 11/15/1989
BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 654-2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CO, USS PIEDMONT AD-17, 1976 - 77
USS Piedmont AD-17 plaque placed in the Navy Memorial in honor of The Great "Doc" Piedmont and His Stalwart Crew during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Cold War.
Dedicated 2013 - USS Piedmont AD-17 Veterans Association


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