The Block Island Times

USS Block Island Veteran visits the island

Oct 10, 2012

Paul Nicholson, 89, and his friend Janet Reynolds visited Block Island Monday, October 1. He served on both USS Block Islands. CVE 21 and CVE 106. The first CVE, (the CVE’s were small aircraft carriers), was sunk in the Atlantic by a German submarine. Paul survived the attack and went on to serve on the second ship named Block Island.

Paul and Janet were taken by Post 36 Commander, Dan Millea and member Bill McKernan to Post 36 so they could look at the memorabilia from the USS Block Island that was donated by the USS Block Island Association of which Paul is a member.

They enjoyed a nice lunch at the Oar and then they visited the Historical Society where they were given a tour by Pam Gasner.

Paul and Janet stand next to the original ship’s bell from the CVE 106, USS Block Island in Legion Park.

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