Jack Schugardt, John "Leo" Letowt, and
Charles Maurer as they appeared in a
Hazelton, PA newspaper
Jack H Schugardt was a Yoeman in ships office on the USS Pringle with
three other great guys, Andy Balog, Bill Herman and Bill Mundt.
Jack Schugardt: "We were in the water about 3 hours. We had a Jap plane that was diving and shooting at us. It was one hell of a day. We had a great crew . . . we were Navy and had a job to do, and we did it. We were very proud to be crew members of one great ship."
Jack Schugardt: "Cameras weren't allow on board ship, the pictures of survivors you have on the website, were taken by official navy photographers on the USS Starlight [AP175], a transport ship as it brought Pringle survivors back to San Francisco, except the wounded"