USS Braxton

Memories, smiles, laughter, stories of 52 years ago, and more smiles were the three day feast of fun for members of the USS Braxton APA-138 Crew at the Sands Regency Hotel/Casino in Reno, Nevada.

“Magic Carpet” duty for the Braxton included bringing the ‘millionth’ man home to the US at San Pedro, California in November 1945. Also included in the remembrances was taking officers and men of the German battle cruiser Prinz Eugen back to Bremerhaven, Germany, in April 1945. Reunion attendees remembered good relationships they enjoyed with their German passengers whom they hope to invite to the Braxton reunion in Denver in 1999.

reported by Fred M. Betz, Casa Grande, Arizona