Len Martin died during the attack at Savo Island
November 15, 2011
I have just come across an Email about your Medal - hope you win.
I was wondering if you remember my Uncle, Len Martin. He died during the attack at Savo Island.
My Dad (89) would be interested to hear something about the day as the Navy were very closed about what happened.
I continued the family tradition and joined pussers in ’67 doing 2 tours of Vietnam. My brother was also in pussers.
Unfortunately, my son went and joined the bloody Army. A pongo in the family
He has been in now 18 years – a Sergeant no less.
Hope to hear back from you soon.
Good to hear from you.
If you go to this URL: H.M.A.S. Canberra and the Battle of Savo Island
Your Dad can read my account of the Battle.
In HMAS Canberra, I was an executive officer, and would not have known personally any engine room staff.
Pity your son broke the NAVY tradition, but he did serve our nation.