A Message from the Association

On behalf of the Board of Directors and all members of the USS Block Island Association, we would personally like to welcome you to our website…. 

CHIPS OFF THE OLD BLOCK

Lt. Roy Swift, the intelligence officer for the CVE 21, had been a newspaper editor in Texas prior to joining the Navy. He wanted to create an information paper that could be given to the crew that went beyond the daily reports. He also wanted to create some kind of document that members of the crew could send home to their families. As a result, CHIPS was born.

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75 Years Later: World War Two Veterans Spend Last Reunion in Fargo
NINETEEN VETERANS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY STARTED THEIR TRIP AT THE HJEMKOMST CENTER