My father trained at Sampson I believe from June to October 1943 and then boarded his ship, USS Blue Ridge on 1 November 1943, and went off to the Pacific. 

He left several post cards including "Bags Laid Out" and the one attached, "Anchored to Democracy" which I see is not on your website.  I would like to donate this image to your collection.

 If at all possible, I would like to dedicate this to my father John J. Patrick who served on the Blue Ridge from 1943 to 1945 and became a Radio Technician 3rd class / Petty Officer 3rd class.


Michael Patrick