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dc.contributor.authorEaster, Daren Harrison
dc.date1942-46
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-09T16:16:19Z
dc.date.available2018-05-09T16:16:19Z
dc.date.issued1946
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/58164
dc.descriptionPlease note that the Dudley Knox Library presents this unique item in digital format courtesy of an NPS alumnus, who retains the original item.
dc.descriptionDaren Harrison Easter was born April 15, 1923 in Homer, Louisiana and enlisted in the U.S. Navy on December 4, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as an Aircraft Machinist's Mate on the U.S.S. Birmingham (CL-62) and was honorably discharged from service on March 17, 1946. He then attended Alabama College at Montevallo and Howard College (now Samford) in Birmingham, Alabama. He moved to Decatur, Alabama in 1948 and married Frances Milton West Easter (1926-2012). In Decatur, he started a general insurance and real estate business that was later named the Easter Agency, Inc. In addition to his business, he was an active volunteer and community leader throughout his adult life. He served at various times as president of the local Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, the Morgan County Tuberculosis Association, chairman of the Red Cross of Morgan County, director of the Decatur Boys Club, and Commodore of Flotilla II of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He also served in his church, Westminster Presbyterian, as an elder and Sunday school superintendent for many years. He spoke very seldom of the war, but would occasionally show this photo journal of his life on the Birmingham to his children and grandchildren. He died on March 5, 2003 in his home in Decatur, Alabama. He is survived by his children, Robert Daren Easter and Carlin Aileen Easter McQuiddy, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. His grandson, Jonathan Easter (Major, USA), is an alumnus of Naval Postgraduate School.
dc.description.abstractA scrapbook maintained by Daren Harrison Easter during his service aboard the U.S.S. Birmingham (CL-62), 1942-1956. It contains daily photographs, ephemera and shipboard newspaper clippings, and ephemera from the Birmingham's service in locations from Okinawa to Australia.
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dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEaster Scrapbooken_US
dc.subject.authorUSS Birmingham (CL-62)
dc.subject.authorOkinawa
dc.subject.authorSuicide Plane
dc.subject.authorKamikaze
dc.subject.authorEnewetok
dc.subject.authorSaipan
dc.subject.authorIwo Jima
dc.subject.authorIe Shima
dc.subject.authorUSS Newcombe
dc.subject.authorUSS Indianapolis
dc.subject.authorKerma Retto
dc.subject.authorUSS Antietam
dc.subject.authorUSS Tennessee|Ulithi
dc.subject.authorCatapult Plane Launch
dc.subject.authorUSS Frisco
dc.subject.authorJ.B. Strunk
dc.subject.authorH.E. Bohrer
dc.subject.authorS.E. Gillespie
dc.subject.authorCapt. Powers
dc.subject.authorAdm. Rogers
dc.subject.authorAdm. Deyd
dc.subject.authorN.J. Rose
dc.subject.authorLt. (jg) Folge
dc.subject.authorOrder of the Golden Shellback
dc.subject.authorH.L. Collins
dc.subject.authorEns. Steward
dc.subject.authorR.H. Cruzen
dc.subject.authorR.R. Hay
dc.subject.authorMelbourne
dc.subject.authorA.C Groues-Jean
dc.subject.authorGroves
dc.subject.authorCamp Andrews
dc.subject.authorParris
dc.subject.authorMitz-Ward
dc.subject.authorRoth
dc.subject.authorFritchen
dc.subject.authorKirksey-Hamilton
dc.subject.authorThe Birmingham Broadside
dc.subject.authorRobert Mitchell
dc.subject.authorLester W. Fritchen


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