The Real Mr. Roberts
Did you know that the book and subsequent play and movie "Mr. Roberts" was based on a real ship in the South Pacific during WW II? That ship was the USS Virgo (AKA20). It was attached to the amphibious forces and received seven battle stars. As a matter of fact the reunion of the crews from WW II, Korea and Viet Nam will take place next week (message dated 8/21/98).
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