U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
Charlie Blackburn's Memorabilia Collection

Before we begin with the photographs,
Charlie shares his Sympathy Chit created
and presented to him by Vins Holbrook

L-R; James Vernon Dodd, Willie Nathan Lanxton and Loyd George Nuby "The Gang" Top Row L-R; Lester Ray Morley, John Gerald Dietz and Charlie; Bottom Row; Earl Joseph Moran, Lonnie Max Cole, Howard Wilson Heckler and Cecil D. Gillenwater
Marion Olie Green and Charlie
Charles Erwin Alderson Charlie hard at work! Ermeno Giovanni Perrotti
Herbert C. Marsh and Charlie Charlie and John Gerald Dietz Charlie drying his Skivvies! James Thomas Burns, Jr with the spotting scope so familiar to Quarterdeck watch standers
Charlie and James Thomas Burns, Jr 
James Thomas Burns, Jr  The Skivvie Wavers Mascot The Sumner's radars
Lonnie Max Cole and Merlin William Fenelon Phillip Arthur Golden wondering what that mascot is!
A great place to rest, on top of the Director Merlin William Fenelon, Lonnie Max Cole and Charlie
Charlie and Ermeno Giovanni Perrotti
Robert Martin Lyons Irving Markowitz In port, time to relax
Charlie working again? Bravo Zulu Charlie, sit back and take it easy!

An article about one of Charlie's neighbors who took part in Operation Crossroads

Many thanks to Charlie for sharing these pieces of our history