Survivor Adred Lenoir turning 97!

The ship’s last known survivor is turning 97 on November 9. He’s hoping to get 97 birthday cards. You can send him one at

Adred Lenoir
1750 County Road 461
Clanton, AL 35046

Adred Lenoir

8 thoughts on “Survivor Adred Lenoir turning 97!

  1. Alex Peretta

    Mr. Lenoir , Thank you for your service ! My grandfather also was on the ship as well.George Ulickas Mmc2 .Thank you !

    1. scarf78

      Dear Alex,

      I see that George Ulickas (a relative of yours?) posted a message about your grandfather on this website in November 2020. I recently replied to his post. And now I am sending you a copy of my reply (see below) since it is on the same topic and I thought you might be interested.

      “I recognize your uncle’s name (George Peter Ulickas). His name is listed on the wall of the “Honor Roll” chapel that was at the back of Our Lady of Pity Church in the Bronx, New York City. The chapel honors parishioners of the church who died during World War II.
      My father (1925-2009) grew up in the Bronx near the church. I have done alot of research about the church and the neighborhood around the church and I think I can direct you to some people who knew of George or his family.”

      Stephen Carfora

      1. Ale

        That is great Stephen .I never knew the Ulickas side because George’s son ( Michael ) abandoned me as a father and unfortunately was a tortured soul .But , I see his father was a true hero !! ? Michael did sign my adoption papers though which was good .

  2. Virgil O Wethington

    Mr. Lenoir, God bless you and thank you for your sacrifice! Happy belated Birthday. My brother Cloy W Wethington MM2 was on your ship, but was killed in action. I have read every book I can find on The Sammy B and I am very Thankful for you and all the other brave men who fought the Battle for Leyte Gulf! Virgil O Wethington

  3. Frank S. Abate

    Mr. Lenoir, I hope that you had a very happy birthday. I took your recommendation about reading the book ‘For Crew And Country’ and what a powerful book it is. Sorry that you and your shipmates had to suffer do very much. Shipmate on USS Samuel B Roberts DD-823. Frank Abate

  4. Scott Natter

    Good afternoon and Happy Birthday!
    I only just dripped my card in the mailbox today… so mine will be belated but its on its way!
    We wish you and yours a VERY special day!


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