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From: "Rod Haynes" <limerocker1@yahoo.com>
To: jchryst@embarqmail.com
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 1:56:37 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Keel Laying USS PROVIDENCE CL-82

Mr. Chrsyt:

My name is Rod Haynes, former Lieutenant USN.  I attach a photo of my grandfather, who is shown as a Commander but he retired as a Captain USNR.  He served in WW II as a naval architect, responsible for designing the hulls of USS MASSACHUSETTS, USS PROVIDENCE, and probably a lot of other vehicles.  He was therefore a restricted line officer, or staff officer. 

This picture was taken on July 27, 1943.  Grandfather Day (mothers father) is shown standing right center on the keel of the ship.  The other photo is me, taken during the Auburn Washington VETERANS DAY PARADE two weeks ago.  I am a member of American Legion Post 19, Renton, WA.

I am hoping these photos might prove of interest to you and your crew.

Wishing  you fair winds and following seas.

Rod Haynes
former LT USN
Renton, WA