Joe - The
By all accounts, it was young Joseph Guio who
is attributed with saving the lives of those USS Monaghan
crewmembers who survived Typhoon Cobra. This page is
dedicated to Joe and his family. His great-nephews Mark
and David and nephew Gary Guio have preserved rare and personal treasures that
they are sharing here for the first time. In February
2005 these men and their stories will be shared with the world
by Col. Oliver North's tribute to the Tin Can Sailors on Fox
News Network's War Stories. Our humble website proudly
presents an American hero:
To the left of this page are the links to news
clippings and letters from and about Joe and his shipmates.
The letter to the Guio family from the senior survivor of the
crew, Joseph McCrane speaks more to how young Joe lived than
how he died ... A HERO! It's what he did in that short life and the
sacrifice he made for his shipmates that will live in all of
us for the rest of our days.
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