Fred Lestle, Chief Boatswain’s Mate

Fred Lestle, Chief Boatswain's Mate on the USS LaVallette DD448, November 23, 1943

George wrote,  “A firm but fair “Boats”, Fred Lestle was an indespensable guide in turning green, farm and city boys, into fighting men.”

On the day this sketch was rendered, November 23, 1943, The USS LaVallette was located between the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.

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