Herbert H. Ruiz
USS West Virginia
Herbert H. Ruiz, Boatswain's Mate, born Oct. 10, 1923, Belle
Alliance, LA. He joined the USN in 1943 and served in Far East Command
under Bull Halsey and various island campaigns. He went aboard the USS
West Virginia while it was under repairs in Bremerton, WA. Memorable
experiences include the bombardment of islands for invasions and when
ship was hit by kamikaze plane.
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