BM2 -
Sept 22, 1924 -- April 19, 1974

Photos provided by Norm Carmack, Don's brother

Subject: Re:- Uss Halford Crew
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 17:22:04 -0500
From: Norm Carmack - lonzoc@earthlink.ne>
To: Bob Ross - bobrsr@erols.com

Hi Bob,
The following is a short summary of Don and his time on the Halford (DD480):

Don W. Carmack served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. He was a Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class aboard the Fletcher Class Destroyer, USS Halford (DD-480), which was in the midst of the South Pacific battles with Japanese forces.

After leaving the Navy, Don began a career as an electrician, working primarily with high voltage wiring lines carried via the telephone poles you see across America. At the time of his death, he was at work and received an high voltage electrical shock which caused him to fall from a telephone pole.

He married Virginia Trowbridge in 1952 and had 6 fine children. Don died on 19 Apr 1974 and his cremains are buried at Eastlawn Memorial Park Garden in Brownwood, Texas.

Bob, Ricky Carmack is Don's second son. I know he and the rest of his family are very interested in anything you can relate to them and me of course, about the USS Halford and it's particular place during the war years.

Thank you. I do have 2-3 more pictures, but if you can get them from John McDonald, they will probably be in better condition and more of the crew in the pics will be identified...

Thanks again,
Fair winds my friend,
Norm Carmack (CTTC-USN/Ret)

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#1. Don Carmack BM2
#2. From Left to right.
Don Carmack 3rd fm left rear.

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