Charles C. Prazenica
USS West Virginia
See Charles Prazenica's story here.
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Charles C. Prazenica, AERM 3/c, born July 31, 1925, in Pennsylvania.
Joined the USNR Sept. 2, 1942, and served in the USS Richmond and USS
West Virginia. He participated in campaigns from Aleuetian Islands in
North Pacific to the South Pacific. Memorable Experiences: witnessing
a Japanese battleship being blasted and sunk in Leyte Gulf; Japanese
kamikaze hitting the Wee Vee aft of the signal bridge on the port side.
He was in the aerology office and knocked down by the explosion. He lay
on the deck waiting for the bomb to "go," but thank God a dud.
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