Folks. Happy Father's Day. Thanks to everyone who continues
to send in information and photos to add to the USS Idaho
website. I apologise for being so late in updates as my
time for working on the site has been limited due to my
present work obligations. If I have missed adding a name
to the Crew List, please contact
me again to let me know and I will be glad to include.
want to send a special "Happy Father's Day" to
Jesse Baton. Mr. Baton's grandson, Doug Batson was so kind
to send many of his Navy photos and articles and are included
in two parts in this update of the USS Idaho website.
Doug also sent a VHS of Mr. Baton's reflections of days
on the Idaho. I have converted the VHS to a digital movie
and will be including to the website as soon as I can convert
to a smaller file for viewing.
again for your contribution.
of Jesse Baton:
I am the daughter of one of the crew that was on the USS
Idaho and I'd like to change one of the names. My father
is James Lewis Bentley and his name is on the crew list.
However, after making a cope of the list and sending it
to him, he told me his rank and dates were incorrect.
I'd like to make that change. He was on the Idaho from
1940 to 1943 and he was a Baker 2nd Class.
I so appreciate the work you have done on this website
almost as much as I appreciate each and every man that
served in Our Nation's Military. My father has often told
me stories of being on the Idaho and I treasure each of
them. He is living in Alabama and is now 86 years old
and in good health.
For Father's Day I sent him some of the stories from your
website as he doesn't have a computer. So, this is a thank
you from me and my father.
Keep up the good work, it means so much to all of us.
Thank you again,
Rena Bentley Inmon
Address of James Lewis Bentley:
James Lewis Bentley
113 Hillcrest Dr
Greenville, AL 36037
My name is Gail Seger Lindsey, I am Don Seger's oldest daughter,
I live in Phoenix, Arizona not too far from mom and dad.
My dad was thrilled to receive his special Birthday call
... and we pulled up the USS Idaho's website so he could
view his Birthday Greeting on the USS Idaho's Homepage...
He was very honored... Thank you so very much for all your
good work in keeping the memories alive for these brave
soldiers and sailors.
I am so thankful that dad's eyesight hung in there long
enough for him to have enjoyed viewing and contributing
to this wonderful tribute to the USS Idaho and it's crew.
I have attached a photo of the computer screen of the Birthday
Greeting for Don Seger's 87th Birthday... and a photo of
him viewing it... and a photo of him at his party... with
my mom (Betty) and one of his grandson's Marky and one of
his great grandson's Elijah.
Thank you from Don Seger and all of the Seger Family.
& Don Seger
you from Don Seger and all of the Seger Family.