UNDERWOOD, HUGH

 

VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES

 

HUGH F. UNDERWOOD

 

U. S. Navy   Rank SF 3rd Class

 

1944 1946     Non-combat

 

Served in Alaska

 

Honors and Awards:

Good Conduct Medal

American Area Campaign Medal

Victory Medal

 

 

 

 

 

I entered the Navy on April 14, 1944 upon graduation from High School.   I was sent to Camp Parks, CA and put in the 26th Battalion.   On July 1, 1944 we sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for Kodiak, Alaska.   We arrived July 7, and were sent to Cold Bay, Alaska in October.   It was our duty to train Russian sailors to take over American frigates to use in an attack on Sipan invading from the North.

 

I returned to Seattle for discharge on May 23, 1946.