My name is Fitz Read, son of Bayard T. Read, Lieutenant on the USS Cleveland. I found his picture on pg 40 in the "Cruise Book" section of your website.
Just wanted to let you know that sadly, Bayard passed away this past Monday, May 22nd.
He was very proud of his service on the Cleveland. He would often relate stories from the war which we children always found fascinating.
My son Fitz Jr. helped me to find the Cleveland website. I am enjoying it tremendously.
If there are any members of the crew who would remember my Dad I would love to hear from them.