Biography of Harry L. Carlisle

Merchant Marine, WWII

   I was born in 1928 and in 1944 I joined the Maritime Service. At the ripe old age of 16 I found myself at Sheepshead Bay learning how to become a deck hand on a war time merchant ship.

   I made two trips to Europe and was on my second trip there when the war ended in Europe.

   I then got on a liberty ship going to the Far East and was anchored at Okinawa when the war with Japan ended.

   My memory is not too clear after all these years however, I will never forget some of the wonderful people I served with and there kindness to me. When the convoys we were in were attacked I was scared, but the encouragement from my shipmates kept me going.

----- Harry L. Carlisle



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