Bob Lorenzo of Bellingham posed for this photograph in New Guinea while serving as a U.S. Coast Guard bosun's mate second class during World War II. He served from June 1941 to June 1946, with time aboard the USS Pol, a Norwegian whaler converted into a West Coast submarine chaser; aboard the USS Rockford, a patrol frigate; and aboard LST 18, a landing ship, tank, an amphibious vessel that carried vehicles, cargo and troops to shore. Some people said the initials referred to "large, slow target."
Bob Lorenzo of Bellingham posed for this photograph in New Guinea while serving as a U.S. Coast Guard bosun's mate second class during World War II. He served from June 1941 to June 1946, with time aboard the USS Pol, a Norwegian whaler converted into a West Coast submarine chaser; aboard the USS Rockford, a patrol frigate; and aboard LST 18, a landing ship, tank, an amphibious vessel that carried vehicles, cargo and troops to shore. Some people said the initials referred to "large, slow target." COURTESY PHOTO
Bob Lorenzo of Bellingham posed for this photograph in New Guinea while serving as a U.S. Coast Guard bosun's mate second class during World War II. He served from June 1941 to June 1946, with time aboard the USS Pol, a Norwegian whaler converted into a West Coast submarine chaser; aboard the USS Rockford, a patrol frigate; and aboard LST 18, a landing ship, tank, an amphibious vessel that carried vehicles, cargo and troops to shore. Some people said the initials referred to "large, slow target." COURTESY PHOTO

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