High School Wall of Honor
Glenn Richard Sutherland
Class of June, 1937
|Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS|
Correct information needs to be filled in below for Glenn Richard Sutherland.
|Glenn R. Sutherland graduated from North High in the June, 1937 class. His next of kin was shown as Mr.William Kepke, 817 West 8th Street, Des Moines, IA. Glenn enlisted in the US Navy. His service number was ___________.|
version of his Pacific Theater duty aboard the USS Johnston (DD-557):
Highlights that I can remember:
I graduated from North High School one month early, May, 1943, and enlisted in the regular Navy.
I enlisted in Des Moines, Iowa.
Was sent to Great Lakes for "Boot Camp" which lasted two months, had a two week leave to come home and on return was placed in the "Outgoing Unit" (OGU) for assignment.
Three weeks later I was assigned to the USS Johnston, DD-557 which was located at Harbor Island. The Ship was commissioned in October, 1943. The complement of the ships crew was 327 men and officers. Our Captain was Commander Ernest Evans. When we boarded the ship, assignments were given. I was studying to be a signalman and was sent to school for training. A short while after, I was assigned to Fire Control, and sent to school to learn how to use the Mark 37 Director which was located above the bridge of the ship and controlled automatic or manual firing of the five inch guns. In the Director Group was our Gunnery Officer, Lieutenant Bob Hagen, and a total of four sailors of which I was one.
|09/11/10. Died 07/31/10.|
|Music: "Anchors Aweigh" by the U.S. Navy Band|
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