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Page 11 text:
If we were to dedicate this book to someone we would probably dedicate
it to you, the ones we love, the ones we missed so much for so long. And
this would be entirely fitting and proper.
On the other hand, you would love us none the less- if we asked you to
join us in its dedication to an idea which will live long after all of us have
gone . . . an idea that is terribly old, but finding new and exciting importance
in today's hectic world . . . an idea that captured our imaginations on a
world-wide scale . . . an idea that kept us thinking of you as we extended
your good will along with our own to other people around the world.
The idea of course is the President's People-to-People Program. Quite
simple in its purpose, it opened many vistas to all of us, it enabled us to
know ourselves better, even as we found pleasure in doing for others. Its
thesis is nothing more than taking stock of the goodness in the hearts of all
Americans, and as representative Americans, insuring that that same good-
ness found appropriate expression in our relations with other people,
Our efforts did not require great outlays of money or material or or-
ganization. It did require a little planning, a little interest, a little personal
time-simple qualities with which all Americans are richly endowed and
which we take for granted at home. Putting these things to work with our
own natural resources on board ship- in the form of blood donations, open
house, entertaining crippled children and orphans, and paying tribute to the
honored dead, etc.-in other words, doing abroad as so many Americans do
at home, We gave many people abroad just a little different slant-a truer
slant-of us as Americans. In this .we knew with conviction that you would
be both pleased and proud to be so represented abroad.
It is in that light, then, that I ask you, the ones we love, to join us in
the dedication of this happy account of our travels to the idea of People-to-
People-American people to all other people of the world. We hope our ef-
forts as documented herein will bring you satisfaction in knowing that we
had much fun and pleasure in being Americans abroad in a manner which
represented you the way you would want to be represented.
Page 10 text:
Sigmund A. Bobczynski was born in Flint,
Mich., on Aug. 15, 1915. He was graduated
from East Grand Rapids High School and at-
tended Wayne University, Detroit, Mich., for
one semester. The following year he was ad-
mitted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annap-
After receiving his commission as Ensign
from the Academy in 1939, he was assigned
to the heavy cruiser USS Pensacola, then to
the destroyer USS Pruitt. He attended Sub-
marine School in early 1941. This was fol-
lowed with duty aboard the submarine USS
Gudgeon in Pearl Harbor waters. During this
tour of duty the Gudgeon sank over 100,000
tons of enemy shipping for whi.ch she was
awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.
It was also during this time when Capt.
Bobczynski married Miss Jane Ives of Hono-
Approximately one year later June 1943
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he became the submarine Archerf1sh's execu-
tive officer which made five war patrols in
Western Pacific waters. Sinking enemy ship'
ping and enemy naval ships, the Archerfish
sank the I.M.S. Chinano, the world's largest
aircraft carrier at that time. She was award-
ed the Presidential Unit Citation,
Since June 1944, when the Captain took
command of the Barracuda, he has command-
ed the Dolphin, Pike, and Diablo, Call subsl,
and the destroyer Black. He served with the
Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic QNATOP 3
as executive officer of the destroyer leader
Norfolk, as Commander Submarine Division
513 and Commander Oceanographic System,
On Sept. 7, 1961, Capt. Bobczynski relieved
Q-apt. James L. Hunnicutt as commanding of-
ficer of the Amphibious Force Ship Arneb.
The Captain was awarded the Silver Star?
three Bronze Stars, two Presidential Urut
Citations and various Campaign and service
awards including the Philippine and Korean
Covernments during 23 years of naval serv-
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Walter J . Czerwinski, a native of Buffalo,
N.Y., began his naval career in September
1937 as an enlisted man, serving aboard the
submarine Cacholot for three years.
The commander saw action in Pacific wa-
ters during World War II aboard the sub-
marine Silversides in which he made 10 suc-
cessful war patrols. The Silversides sank
more than 28 enemy vessels and over 140,000
tons of shipping. She was awarded the Presi-
dential Unit Citation.
In April 1944 he was commissioned Ensign
and later transferred to the submarine Clam-
agore. He then married the former Miss
Wava N. Templeton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
After the war Cmdr. Czerwinski attended
George Washington University for two years,
followed by Line School in Monterey, Calif.
After a tour of duty aboard the submarine
Chopper, he became executive officer of the
submarine Sea Dog in 1952-53. Since then he
served as Asst. Repair Superintendent Csubsl
at the Boston Naval Shipyard, Squadron
Engineer for Commander Submarine Squad-
ron FOUR g Commanding Officer of the sub-
marine Sennetg and a member of the Main
Board of Inspection 8: Survey, Washington,
D.C. He became executive officer of the
Arneb on July 28, 1961.
Amo ng campaign and service medals
awarded the Commander are the Silver Starg
Submarine Combat Pin, 9 Stars, American
Defense, 1 Star, American Theatre, Asiatic!
Pacific, 9 Stars, European Occupation, and
the Victory Medal.
Parents of two children, Cmdr. and Mrs.
Czerwmski reside in Norfolk, Va. The Com-
mander IS a spry baseball enthusiast and re-
tains woodworking as a hobby,
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