Biography of William Wilkie

Enrollee, CCC Man, Company 4601, Camp Twin Bridges, Elko, Nevada

Gunner, Armed Guard & U.S.S. Oklahoma City CL-91, WWII, USN

   My name is William (Bill) Wilkie I signed up in Chicago in June 1939 was sent to Elko Nevada to Camp Twin Bridges Number 4601....

   Got three square meals a day and clothes like everyone else.... I came from total poverty.

   From there I joined the Navy saw action first in the North Atlantic as a Naval gunner on three diferent merchant ships... from there was assigned to the USS Oklahoma City CL91 a light cruiser and our ship went to the Pacific where we served in the 3rd Fleet under Admiral Bull Halsey.

   I feel that the CCCs made me and all CCC boys ready for the military as we knew how to take orders..or else....Hope to hear from you....O yes I had a sucessful civilian life thanks to the good old CCCs.

----- Bill Wilkie

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