Monday, May 29, 2006
My other grandfather, Nicholas L. Koster, was not so lucky. After growing up in Cascade, Iowa, he enlisted in the Navy in the mid-1930s and served on a number of submarines, rising to the rank of Chief Motor Machinist Mate. On December 29, 1943, he left Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Scorpion (SS-278) for a war patrol in the northern East China and Yellow Seas. Contact with the Scorpion ceased in February 1944, and on March 6, 1944, the vessel was presumed lost, probably due to a recently laid enemy mine line.
I have nothing to add, really. I just thought that Memorial Day was deserving of some memorializing.
By 12:46 AM, at
I have some photos of Nicholas Koster, your Grandfather. Contact me at
what_color_b at hotmail dot com
and tell me his wife's name and I will scan and send them.
By 8:27 PM, at