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On Board the Gherardi

Lester’s life changed quickly from study and preparation in Detroit to assignment on a battleship in World War II. His ship, the USS Gherardi, was a Gleaves Class destroyer. 923 more words


The Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa

Aug 17  11:30 AM   1942


Dear Folks.

Well, here I am in Philadelphia, safe and sound.  We had a nice trip back though the Pullman cars we had were terribly dirty.  919 more words


Royals winning streak ends, A's win big

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak. 93 more words


WATCH: MLBer Celebrates Win With Backflip

The Kansas City Royals have won eight straight games and are in first-place in the AL Central after beating the A’s on Monday night.

How would you celebrate after taking the lead in the division when your team was 8 games out on July 21? 67 more words


Off to Philadelphia

Back on duty after a memorable trip home, Lester reviews the return train ride. In a hurried post script, he tells the news. He’s heading out in a few days–to Philadelphia! 209 more words



Evidently, Lester’s leave to go home for a week was re-instated. Though there are no letters surviving with  final news of his travel plans, a series of photos from his visit has been treasured and circulated in the family for decades. 348 more words