Charlie Lisica entered the US Navy on August 13, 1943 and served as a sonar and radio operator aboard the destroyer escort USS Ahrens (DE-575). He is proud to have spent 12 months in the Atlantic and 13 months in the Pacific without once getting seasick. He left the Navy in March 1946 after earning 2 battle stars.
On June 16, 2015, we filmed our 8th episode of Veterans and Their Stories at MCA-TV in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. On this day, Charlie Lisica (Navy) and John Rapp (Navy) joined us to share their stories of serving in the military.
Veterans and Their Stories is a production of Moon Township Community Access Television. The talk show features interviews with veterans from Moon Township and surrounding communities. Veterans and Their Stories is hosted by Moon Township resident Beth Feather, who is also the MCA-TV community producer for this program. This program is co-produced with the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, in partnership with the Veterans Breakfast Club.
KEYWORDS: “GOING HOME” PENNANT; ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE; ATLANTIC OCEAN; BAINBRIDGE, MD; BOSTON, MA; BUCKNER BAY, OKINAWA; DECK FORCE; DESTROYER ESCORT SHIP (DE); DEWEY BOULEVARD; FARGO BUILDING, BOSTON; GENEVA, NY; HAMPTON ROADS, VA; HONG KONG; HUNTER-KILLER GROUP; INCHEON, KOREA; JONES AND LAUGHLIN STEEL COMPANY; KELLY, TOM; LISICA, SAM; LISICA, WALTER; MANILA, PHILIPPINES; MARITIME CONVOY; MARITIME ESCORT; NEW GUINEA; NORFOLK, VA; PACIFIC; OCEAN; PALERMO, SICILY; PANAMA CANAL ZONE; PETTY OFFICER; PHILIPPINES; PORT ARTHUR, CHINA; PRISONER OF WAR (POW); SAMPSON NAVAL TRAINING BASE; SEAMAN (SM); SOCIETY ISLAND; SONAR STRIKER; SOUTH PACIFIC; TROOP SHIP; US NAVY; USS BARR (DE-576); USS ROBERT I. PAINE (DE-578); WORLD WAR II