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SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans

Captain  ALVIN  CHESTER  (3791-1994)
United States Navy
Destroyer Escorts

 

Captain ALVIN CHESTER commanded a US Navy destroyer escort in combat during World War Two.  After the war, he wrote several books and opened a marine supply center in the Florida Keys.  Captain AL joined us at one of our Sharkhunters "Patrols" in the Keys where he met and became friends with Knights Cross Holder Oberleutnant zur See HANS-GEORG HESS (125-1985), Skipper of U-995 as well as friends with Captain EDWARD L. BEACH (1163-1989), United States Navy submarine commander and an author as well with many books in print including his most famous "Run Silent!  Run Deep!" which was made into a movie with an all-star cast.

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