Mail Call – John Stambaugh, USS “Fall River” shipmate at Operation CROSSROADS, 1946

January 2, 2017 Dear Mr. McGee: I had been following with keen interest your five-part series in the U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association magazine about the USS Fall River (CA-131) and its participation in Operation CROSSROADS in 1946. We both came aboard the new heavy cruiser in January 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia—I was a Quartermaster,…

Author Bill McGee launching "Operation Crossroads, Lest We Forget!" at the National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016

National Association of Atomic Veterans Convention, Las Vegas, Sept 14

Bill and I went to Las Vegas for the annual convention of the National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) … a non-profit Veterans Service Organization founded in 1979 for the purpose of assisting America’s atomic veterans secure proof of their exposure to ionizing radiation while on active duty. The National Atomic Testing Museum, an affiliate of…