Longshore Soldiers: Life in a World War II Port Battalion

Below the fold is the company roster for the 284th Port Company of the 517th Port Battalion from 1944-45. If you are one of these people or a relative of theirs then Andrew Brozyna would like to hear from you. Andrew has written the book shown below which relates to his grandfathers war service and will no doubt be of interest to many.

The book is available from Amazon by clicking on the image above. you can contact Andrew directly a.brozyna-AT-gmail-DOT-com or at his blog.

Alabama
Clarence L. Filyaw

California
Robert Bonsells
Clark H. Hibell
Sergio L. Moreira
Emilo Y. Renteria

Colorado
Melvin C. Swanson

Connecticut
Connis B. Boccuzzi
Frank E. Cassetta
Ralph L. Cipriano
Robert Drapatin
John F. Dessereau
Edward M. Grifa
Frank O’Brien
Jerry M. Raimo
Clair B. Roys, Fr.
William A. Sabetta
Maro Samela
Michael D. Santone
Arnold J. Scriven
Boleslaus J. Sowal
Frank S. Tarrasewicz
Frederick D. Trowbridge

Florida
Vernon R. Elarbee
George W. Floyd
Vernon Hartlene
Julian Keathley
Luchen B. McCracken
Pervis Roach
Orlo W. Smith
Keith C. Whitlock
Charles R. Whittaker

Idaho
Stanley J. Black

Illinois
Russel R. Antler
Stanley A. Rzewnicki

Indiana
Alexander L. Bride
John T. Wilson

Kentucky
Benton M. Mullins

Lousiana
Stewart M. Beatty
B.M. Sumrall
Edgar B. Wroten

Maine
Keith R. Calef
Clarence E. Childs
Herman A DeRasier
Earl F. Dore
Joseph B. Kelly
John L. Nadeau
Robert Whiting

Maryland
Karl J. Wheeler
Harr J. Dempsey

Massachusetts
Lionel S. Andrade
Victor G. Barrett
Joseph Barys
Louis Bonavire
Roger Bonneville
Richard A. Boscardin
Armand J. Boucher, Jr.
Roland A. Boucher
George F. Boufreau
Anthony Brzostecki
Charles E. Buxton, Jr.
Francis E. Byrne
Albert E. Chretein
Fred Clifford
William Cloutin
Albert M. Colonna
William R. Crevier
Joseph H. Diaz
Joseph A. DiStasio
Joseph E. Ferriera
Clarence Fournier
Robert E. Gelinas
William B. George
Edward V. Goff
Valmore R. Gonneville
John Hagerty
Louis Joseph
Raymond A. LaRue
Chester G. Long
Charles J. Morris
John J.P. Morrison
Charles E. Powell
Boleslaw P. Przydzials
Thomas Ruta
George M. Sahilakas
Daniel J. Salmon
Anthony A. Sannicandro
Raymond A. Savary
Walter J. Silva
Joseph R. Soares
Francis Stimporziewski
Thomas J. Sweeney
Hagerty Tilkin
Kenneth H. Sennett
Clayton L. Vaughan

Michigan
Glenn J. Rice
Vernon H. Zahl

Minnesota
Winifred B. Johnson

Mississippi
Robert C. Alexander
George L. Arnett
Rex Butler
Henry D. Callicutt
James C. Clark
James F. Coleman
Thomas L. Cook
John Davis
John W. Edwards
Melvon R. Eldridge
Robert L. Goff
Forrest L. Grisham
Vester R. Hallmark
Thomas A. Harris
Donald A. Hemphill (Don gave me this list)
Alvin Howard
Samuel R. Liddell
Jessie M. Martin
Waldo C. McClamroch
Lester S. Nicholson
Robert W. Pollard, Jr.
Ernest L. Smith
Richard A. Stulman
Keylon C. Randle
David W. Shilton
Basil M. Sumrall
John P. Thomas, Jr.
Walter L. Tribble
William F. Tyer
Hugh C. Wallace
Clifton Williams
Dewey B. Windham
Edgar B. Wroten
Thomas P. Yates

New Hampshire
Jpseph N. Anton
J. Antony
George Beckwith
Russell C. LaClair
John E. Travia

New Jersey
John J. Farley
Charles Mershon

New York
Thomas M. Aiello
Lawrence W. Agoney
Rolf C. Anderson
Howard Bensen
Irvine Charles
Alexander Goldman
Charles J. McGroarty
Laurence P. Ritcha (spelling?)
Leonard L. Rosenberg
Carl R. Schwartz
Edward J. Simmons

Pennsylvania
Miller C. Baumgardner
Walter E. Consylman, Jr.
Lewis H. Eshbach
Landis H. Eshelman
Jacob Fritz, Jr.
George C. Herzberger
Steven E. Jacobs
Sameul Lowery
Victor A. Mahdad
James Mitchell
Michael Proch
Andrew Spero
Steve Torau
Anthony Zahorian, Jr.

Rhode Island
Walter E. Barber
Harold E. Briggs
OScar L. Bruvere
Carmine Catola
Lew H. Chin
Henry Costa
John Costa
George M. Cunha
Lawrence Diaz
William S. Edelman
Jack Feldman
George Fitzsimmons
Charles N. Fuller
Sherman N. Greengus
Mever Grossman
John E. Hague
Herbert Hiatt
Russell F. Hamieson
Frank A. Joyner
Francis J. LaLiberte (LaLiberté ?)
Eugene N. Larence
Joseph F. Laurie
Enville P. Leueille
Arthur Lori
Duane W. Kelley
Leonard K. KingRobert L. Lomas
Andrew T. Mignacca
Joseph Morrisey
George H. Potter
John Silva
Chester Swiszcz
Maurice Turgeon

South Carolina
Harol J. Rowell

Tennessee
Floyd Willis

Texas
Robert L. Ward
Oscar O. Gibson
Theodore N. Hine

Vermont
Francis C. Stack
Edmiund F. Short

Virginia
Harvey Durham

Wisconsin
Eugene G. Denio
Leonard A. Ruzinski

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