Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 8, 1918

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 8, 1918

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 8, 1918

April 8, 1918

On watch 8 A.M. to noon.

Worked in G.S.K. until 2.30 and U.S.S. “Susquehanna” fired at what was claimed to have been periscope of a sub. Ships commenced to zig-zag and put on more speed.

One of the soldiers died at 3 P.M. as the result of pneumonia; was buried at 5 P.M. Army chaplain spoke, DeKalb band played “Lead Kindly Light” and “Rock of Ages”; Chaplain said a prayer and body thrown overboard while bugler played taps. Band then played “National Emblem March.”

On watch 8 to 12 P.M.

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 8, 1918

Source: C. Gilbert Hazlett, April 8, 1918

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About Sean Patrick Hazlett

Conservative clean energy crusader, national security hawk, financial analyst, engineer, and former military officer.
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