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sohor in many just like it. l ,e ,QQ
ls On February 3, the Crew was given it! firsfi
Sight gf the bloody shores of Guadalcanalg Nl,+
fag! " -
slgere, the little ship was assigned its inismimew H
tia1.war task, and for dreary day upcn day, it QfQ,,
sailed back and forth before the bastions of the
war-lehsred island, a barrier against enemy'subjQsRedu
marines- s 1 ' - T le
l Shertlye thereafter , the new arrrivaleeien thegf g
South Paeciiic 1 as 'underways again, to the New f
Hebrides Islands, and at Espiritu Sanb0 was ,fgi Eiirg
assigned her first,tender availability with theigfil i
USS Dixiegl The men went ashore for the first. e ee ifmem
time in the South Seas an the Fleet Recreatidnlggg , Y
Center on Avre Island, and made their acquaini+3ji
ance with the f'Beer Chit", len itemlpeculiar toll
the United states Navy in Pacific waters. They elvis 1
were tosses these many times again. , elm
l 22 Febrtlarymaarl-:ed the opening the
Foreman-is real misjsi on in thesePaoific war. , s-
On tk at 'clayg sie undertooke her first ,solo
escort Lss5,,a short trip to Guadalcanal. ,l QQ
Th' s l s s l
15 convey, as all others she escorted, was f gg?
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mnders of 1
.and the mg? F
o ' For many days , thc Foreman underwent
still more treiningf and shakcdovm under the
guidance of 'theeComrne,nder, Destroyers, U.S
Peacifiocg Fleet, Operating with submarines ,
with heifvy 'siif'f'fs'ee' ocrmo, and mm ships
own size, the Foreman v.-es becoming in
creasingly adept at 5 her tser tasks
On the lighter side, the crew enjoyed
liberties in the city of Honolulu, swam ct
the beech of iaikiki, toured the world-fam
ous Royal Hawaiian Hotel, now a submeriners'
rest and recreation center, and the equally
ofemous Aloha Tower. 0ne or two even achieved
a Steak dinner at Pi Huy Chung's, famous
eating establishment in the islands
l Their brief respite over, the ship and
its crow were ordered 01120 J to make
may forfSouth Pacific sectors, endtfor
Futi, in the Eliliceg Islands. e '
l - linrcmtet ehc crossed thc Equatoxg ond
zallhands on 26 J anuary 1914, were duly pro-
cleimed f'She11backe" . 1
l . J anumgr 28, the Foreman azrlchored in l
her first South VPE?,CfLfiCA harbor. Before she
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upsn day, it
3-5ti0!lS of the?
T1S'C Chilly V
frival in the
'O the New
ianto was f
ity with the 3
the first n
atcrs. They n
of the E
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without lossof or damage to her- escorted ship,
The month of March for the most part was
spent by the escort on the nowhfamous Nmilk-
rcun'l,.b,etween the various Solomons area and
New Hebrides harborso
A It was while on these escort runs that the
Foreman, on Ma.r'cfn 6, received her fi:cst"Flash
Redu alert, the real.meaning of which she was
if '4 'Wei
to learn laters, ' -
.9 -,qi Ha ' Q V' ' ' ,
a Onf- the 25th of March, she was placed in
, , , C as
her flrst lnvaslon convoy, and proceeded to . a
Emirau Island, in the St, Mathias group, where,
American forces occupied the tiny coral atoll.
t Departing Eminem, the Foreman completed ly
minor tasks, and egrlvcd at a new harbor, Pur-
. - . , ' 4 .3 1,9 D 5 - I
vis Bay ln the Flcrina lslandss -+
Crew mem':.ne::'s still talk of the night they
watched motion pictures on the fantaj.l,'while
at distance of tnree mi'.i.es,"gun duels raged
between Japanese in the hills , and American 1
forces one the beacnneads aloof Bou5ainvj.lles Al-
reagiyca the Crew gf DE 633 were used to action l
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