USS Drum (SS-228)

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228) Mitch  Male
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:15 PM Host:

Great site!
My grand-uncle Edwin F. Mitchell served as an electrician's mate on the USS Drum until being transferred to the USS Halibut in December 1943. I too have heard a few of the stories of that 8th war patrol. When I saw the video, I heard one of the men say that he didn't remember anyone greeting them at the dock. Edwin's brother Charlie, who also served in the navy, happened to be in port when word came around that the Drum was coming in. He snuck away and got to go over and see the boat dock and see his brother for a bit. I spoke with Charlie recently about this event and he clearly remembers the condition of the boat as she arrived.
Thank You to all the veterans out there and to the great folks at the museum for all of your hard work.

Kelley Saturday, June 27, 2015 01:26 PM
Hey Mitch Edwin Mitchell is my Papa and any stories that you may know I would love to hear... Sadly I was 16 when he passed away so I do not know much about his time on the sub!!

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