After returning to Newport, Rhode Island aboard USS Calcaterra, I submitted a second Request for
Transfer to USS Thomas J. Gary. I already had orders to the USS Willis A. Lee DL-4, but had not yet reported to the Lee. Someone suggested that I walk over to the Atlantic Fleet
Personnel office in Newport, and speak with a Chief Warrant Officer, whose name is long forgotten. He told me to submit another Request for Transfer and there would be a good possibility
the orders would be rewritten. Above are scans of the second Request, and the Naval Message directing me to USS Thomas J. Gary vice WA Lee.