Robert D. Gerhard
|"I was at Hiroshima and I saw a child's shadow
burned into the concrete."
Name: Robert D. Gerhard
Date of Birth: 2/25/29
Branch of Service: Navy
Dates of Service: May, 1952 to May, 1954
Location of Military Service: Japan, Korea, and the Arctic
Mr. Gerhard was serving with Merchant Marine companies
before he enlisted in the Navy. He was a 1st Lieutenant on the AKA
and then an executive officer on an
LST 827. He went to Sasebo,
Japan carrying supplies. He also served in Alaska carrying supplies
to the men working on the
International Dew Line. Mr. Gerhard
achieved the rank of Lieutenant JG.