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Dinner Menu
Christmas 1948

Marseilles, France

So you can't remember what you had for breakfast this morning? How about what you had for Christmas Dinner while the Little Rock was in Marseilles France in 1948?

Below is a scan of the actual menu provided to the crew of CL92, compliments of Sgt. Al Newhouse U.S.M.C., 8th Division. Click on any of the thumbnail pictures to see a larger version.


Cover

Cover


Page 1

Page 1
Dept. Heads

Page 3

Page 3
CO's Message

Page 4

Page 4
Officers

Page 5

Page 5
Officers (con't.)


Page 6

Page 6
1st & 2nd Divisions


Page 7

Page 7
4th & 5th Divisions


Page 8

Page 8
6th & 7th Divisions

Page 9

Page 9
8th, A & B Divisions

Page 10

Page 10
B, CR & CS Divisions

English Menu

Dinner Menu
(English)


French Menu

Dinner Menu
(French)


Page 11

Page 11
Howe, King, Tare &
X-Ray Divisions

Page 12

Page 12
X-Ray, Roger &
Victor Divisions


Page 13

Page 13
Marines
(See Note 4)


Page 14

Page 14
Marines
(See Note 4)


Page 15

Page 15
Sugar One, Easy &
Fox Divisions

Page 16

Page 16
Fox, Mike &
Sugar Two Divisions

Page 17

Page 17
Christmas Greetings



Page 18

Page 18
Christmas Greetings


Page 19

Page 19
"Our Ship"

Back Cover

Back Cover


Notes:

1.   Page 2 is blank and therefore not shown.

2.   Pages are shown in the sequence they appear in the menu.

3.   Page colors are uncorrected for age.

4.   Marines listed on pages 13 and 14 were not part of Ship's Company, but were "passengers"

5.   This document was provided by Albert E. Newhouse SGT USMC, 8th Division, U.S.S. LITTLE ROCK CL-92 1947-1949.


Comments from our viewers:

Mike Hight HM3, on 24 Mar 07

.....I was there, I ate the good food and then went to Aix to gamble a bit.  Turns out it was a gamble when we paid the cab fare but the ladies didn't seem to mind.

Me and second class Fleet Marine Pharmacist Berkowitz......That trip and the Club Chantilly at 7 Rue Haxo in Marseilles helped me grow up.
 
We had an extra large contingent of marines aboard since trouble was expected in Israel, across the Med.
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Al Sogard GS3, on 24 Mar 07

Just a little interesting item for me and my wife about the officers of the Little Rock at that time.  I noted that a K. L. Veth was a Commander on the ship.  He later became an Admiral and retired after the Vietnam war.  He was a cousin (not sure what level) of my wife's.  His staff car would bring his mother to Peggy's mothers house to visit.  The girls loved seeing the sailer outside by the staff car while the women visited.
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“Woody” Donaldson SH3, on 24 Mar 07

This a real treasure. Thanks to you and Al for sharing it.
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Jerry Dupuis LTJG, on 24 Mar 07

What a fine addition to our web site with the Christmas dinner item.  Thanks.  And thanks to Al Newhouse.
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Robert Rose LT, on 27 Mar 07

Thanks.  Christmas 1948: I was five, my wife was one. It would be eighteen years till I met Little Rock in Norfolk. Now we are neighbors living only thirty-five miles apart !

That is great for making my memories family memories!
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Fred Hoeppner CAPT, on 26 Mar 07

I enjoyed your "Christmas Menu" and thank you for your work in producing same.
 
I am a plank owner serving first as Communications Officer and then fleeting up to Navigator during the South American Cruise.  I was detached Nov. '47 so missed the dinner.  She was a great ship and a 4.0 crew.  I retired 11/69.
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Walter Nebiker SN, on 31 Mar 07

I have a copy of the 1948 Christmas Dinner ....  (it) lists the CO., XO. and the heads of departments in addition to the very elaborate menu.



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