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Louis Gilbert (nee Goldberg)

Date of Birth:                   May 17, 1924

Service Number:               646 13 1340
Rank/Rating:                    WT1c

Date of enlistment:           12/02/1941
Place of enlistment:         

Date on USS Champlin:      09/12/1942
Date off USS Champlin:      09/24/1945

Date Discharged:              11/08/1945

Date of Death:                  December 21, 2014

Gloria Dorothy Haigis
Married - July 28, 1946

Laura Louise Capozo
Georgette Marie Deveglio
Paul Gilbert
Donna Ann Cahill

Eric Smith
Kristie Smith
Paul DeVeglio
Kelly Cahill
Jesse Cahill
Sarah Gloria Gilbert
Samantha Gilbert

Great Grandchildren:
Ava Jade Smith
Isaiah Robinson Smith

High School:
Comerce H.S., New York City

Interests and Hobbies:
Boating and Fishing
Reading Books & Newspapers
Lionel Trainss

Post World War II Life Experience:

Following the war, Louis returned home, where he married his wife Gloria Haigis. Lou and Gloria raised four children, and are now Grandparents to seven and Great Grandparents to two more.

Lou spent his working career working in the tool and die making industry. He worked as foreman for Novelty Jewelry and Metal Products as a tool and die machinist . He later later spent 37 years with Republic Aviation as a machinist and set-up man.

Over the years Lou worked various part time jobs as well, including: Driving School bus, Dump Truck Driver, working an Ice Cream Truck, and running a Children's Whip Ride.

Lou's Memories of the USS Champlin and World War II are many, including:

Seeing the World, and spending Liberties in so many Foreign Ports.

Floating in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean without steam, as the Champlin crew hurried about trying to restore power.

Escorting President Roosevelt to Russia.

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