|Caldwell County, Missouri|
|Claude V. Gormley ca 1918|
"We arrived at Liverpool, England feeling fine and had a dandy trip across. We left New York on the 14th day of December and landed here today. I enjoyed the trip and never got seasick. The boat we came over on is one of the biggest government transports: 950 feet long, 125 feet wide and has 17 decks. It has 48 boilers and requires a crew of 1,800 men.
Based on Claude’s description of the ship and the dates of departure and arrival, he must have sailed on the USS Leviathan.
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|Maj. Jay Vanderpool (right) in WWII Army photo|
|Col. Jay D. Vanderpool (1917-1993)|
|Orville Ralph Vanderpool|
The names of those who died there that day: