An update on the Unrep Breakaway newsletter art in which Snoopy the Ships mascot was created .. still thinking about how this will fit in the Sherman book .. a lot of information will be included with this graphic (Explaining to non-crew members what is a unrep? and break away!) .. thinking I will break down the page into several frames (points of view) with captions ... I've started putting crew members on the ship to zoom up to later in the story .. etc .. a work in progress.
I am fortunate to have collected a lot of the Sherman's early history, with the help of the ship's crew and officers. I'm counting on your feedback and support as I share drafts! Your comments, suggestions, corrections are welcome. If you have additional sea stories and photos from the early years, please share them! The more participation the better and more complete our story .. our history.
I want to thank the three crew members that contributed to this first page. The artwork and text is based on Sherman Newsletter #5 written by Captain Paul Lutz and illustrated by our ships very talented artist Manny Angeles AEC retired. I also want to thank Jack Schneider BM3 for providing me with a notarized copy of his personal journal documenting the four years he served on the Sherman.
Another important reason for this posting so I can make a public commitment to write / draw a history book for our years on the Sherman and share it with crew members on the Sherman Website:
and a new Facebook Reunion Event page. On huge projects like this I will need some encouragement maybe even a kick in the butt ..I want to have a published copy to hand crew members at an upcoming Sherman reunion
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