Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lt. Commander Ralph Emerson Loundsbury

I noted a reference to Lt. Commander Ralph Emerson Loundsbury in a story about The Dickerson, a destroyer lost to kamikazes in WWII. My father, LT JG James D. Ebert, who passed away in 2001 spoke of Ralph fondly. Dad was senior survivor, having been blown clear off the bridge and burned during the attack that killed Cpt. Ralph. A series of clear accounts of that attack, written by survivors, is available in a book called Tempest Fire and Foe. I bought it on Amazon. It would be a good addition to your family archives.
Dave Ebert

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I like surname blogs. Best wishes!
Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"