Monday, May 16, 2011 at 8:55 am (Updated: May 16, 8:59 am)
By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist
Plying their way through the wintry North Atlantic waters, the little fleet trailed white wakes from their bows as they cut through the icy sea.
Consisting of three overcrowded troopships guarded by three Coast Guard Cutters, they were bound for the war in Europe. It was just after midnight on Feb. 3, 1943, in the sea-lane off the frozen coast of Greenland.
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