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Friday, October 11, 2013

W.W. II COAST GUARDSMAN LIVED IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY            2013

      The Museum of the San Fernando Valley collects, preserves and studies the histories of service men and women, whose lives have connected with the greater San Fernando Valley. Returning World War II veterans were largely responsible for the amazing growth of the Valley in the 1940s and '50s.
      The life of Eugene B. Giles of North Hollywood is important to the Museum Community. 

"From:
 Public Relations Division
 U.S. Coast Guard
 Washington D.C.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD COAST GUARDSMAN IN PACIFIC WAR ON L.S.T.

U.S. Coast Guardsman Eugene B. Giles - government photograph - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2013.  (click on image to enlarge it.)

"Coast Guardsman Eugene B. Giles, seaman first class, of 109-- Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, Calif., at his battle station manning an anti-aircraft gun aboard a Coast Guard - manned LST striking at enemy positions in the Pacific. "
"During invasions, blunt nosed LSTs are among the first to land men and equipment on enemy held beaches. Coast Guardsman Giles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Giles of Clayton, New Mexico.
 San Fernando Valley Times
Clayton, New Mexico, Leader
Union County News
also Los Angeles."

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