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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, ' -
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a Onf- the 25th of March, she was placed in
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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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was to see Amezrican shoreS 23-855-11, She' 'waslto ang ll
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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withoudz yeteefirirlge 3 shot at the enemy,
' ' s moreofhegrbosrswknew the ec,ut of the QlgG0ry. 1
Fgpemanf S bow ,Qs sheenext visited the oakde 3
island of Tullzgi, and ended-hers,Aopr'il tra, e attack,
in what her crew des ribes as the Hmost'bqHed ne!
tifulo SouthoSes.s island of them all,"e the' 'OI-ema,
ygreen endsovordent Russelsls. '
' fn Ma 191+l+, 'Che +raversin little DE o M 01
ed Jghe Admiralgies , ere' f
in the Bismark Arohlpelagof, the Treasuryoosf ggeen 51
in the north Solomons group, and began a s s o
plfiase- nfekher operations with her arrivzils j so DL
Sl1d,9S'bg'f'B'lif18. Point, in rough New Guinea. . -
5. - , on . , 15 OPC? ll'
s , A N f s , ,'4 Q reasur
s General Ma.cArthur1 s New Gumnee, campaJ, ew Bri
was Ajust at 55135 height, A'E'iI1d., aso'ap :pa.1't of QQ GFGGA 3
AC1IfLiI'Etlv 'KiI1C8.idi3S Seventh Fleet , the DE 6 5 oujnd 'k
was to emerge from the cm1pe.ign a 1'I1L1Ch'I116, "n
seasoned vessel. 4 o s fif oa Choi
5 o e s s 61995 C
She smad.e.mz1ny escort zi:,rips along thfilgg f ZMOHC
therne New oGu1nea coast from Bona to eHool1aj -sz. for
and renchorei-many times et Cape Cretin, Qeptemt
Hun1bolfit bay, and at Bane itself. ' if '
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