How exciting to read these posts! I just learned recently that myfather, Chester C Nolan, was on the Robert E Lee when was sunk in the Gulf. At the time, he had relatives that lived near the Gulf and my aunt said she can remember an uncle bringing my dad home after he was released from the hospital. The Nolans were known the be merchant marines and I wonder if William and Chester were related. Do you know?
Thanks for these really informative posts, Rebecca