Dennis Colusci Letter to Shipmates:
Dear Old Friends and Mates:
Looking back, 40 years +, at our time on board, the incredible sights at sea and the places that we traveled, who would have thought, at the time, that this would eventually be, not only the most decorated ship of the Atlantic fleet, but ultimately enshrined and the last of its kind in the world. Literally, "The Ship That Wouldn't Die".
Unique to those of us who had the experience of riding the waves on this ship, being a 'tin can sailor' and the memories that we have, I personally feel blessed and privileged to not only to have been your shipmate but to know that, in spite of lives transient, ever changing landscapes of the old making way for the new, that we will have this ships real presence, I believe, for the rest of our lives, to share stories with our grand children, family and friends and they can actually revisit Grandpa's ship in their life times.
A piece of their history from the Greatest Generation.
Looking forward to our next correspondence.
Until then, may you and yours be well and in God's care.
Sincerely and respectfully,
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