Courage and valor: Listening saved the ship
Courtesy of Don Taylor family, L
Editor's note: This is an excerpt from "Saints at War: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Valor", published by Cedar Fort this month, which includes stories shared about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served in the armed forces. Click here for more about the book.
My most spiritual moment came when I was stationed on the searchlights. Eight men manned the four lights, two on each light.
One cold night all the men left to go into the radio shack to smoke and get a little warmth. I was alone. I heard my father's voice telling me to look toward portside. He had been dead since 1941. I looked and detected a submarine periscope, and I immediately called the bridge from my headphone. A destroyer in our convoy was alerted and used depth charges, eliminating the German submarine. My father saved our ship!
Keith R. Willison served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
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