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Pvt. Don Pearson
Fri Jul 8, 2016 17:29


Did you get in contact with Col. Bale?

Do you have any pictures of your father from the war? I would be glad to include them on Tarawa On The Web.

Jon Stevens

  • Pvt. Don PearsonDonna Werner, Sun Jul 3 22:53
    Hello~ My father~ Donald (Don) Pearson fought in Tarawa and was the loader/radio operator in "Clipper" After Clipper was damaged Don was part of the tank crew in "Conga" My dad never, ever talked... more
    • Col BaleEd Gilbert and Romain Cansiere, Wed Jul 20 02:11
      I (Ed) talk to the Colonel fairly frequently by phone, less often in person, but he often does not answer e-mails and such. It's just a consequence of being 96, or the e-mail may have gone into his... more
      • PFC Don PearsonDonna Pearson Werner, Wed Jul 20 07:54
        Thank you so much for your help! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond and also for mentioning my father to Col Bale. The letter I wrote to him was never returned to me, so I'm hoping... more
        • Col BaleEd Gilbert, Wed Jul 20 14:06
          Talked to the Col today for a short while before lunch. He got the letter and will try and call you. Did not give a time - but like I said, he's 96!
          • PFC Don PearsonDonna Werner, Wed Jul 20 22:42
            Thank you so much! I appreciate your help. I hope he's feeling well.
    • Pvt. Don Pearson — Jon, Fri Jul 8 17:29
      • PFC. Don PearsonDonna Werner, Fri Jul 8 18:36
        Hi Jon~ I sent Col. Bale a letter and some pictures but I'm not sure if he got it because I only had his address and couldn't find his apt. #......which the Post Office thought I'd need. So I did... more
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