USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association

Wiley F. Brooks

I am the daughter-in-law of Wiley F. Brooks, who served on the USS Cleveland. Dad passed away on December 2, 2012, and upon the passing of his wife (my mother-in-law) in November of 2015, my husband and I came into possession of his cruise book.

I have read it through and through and am humbled to know that one of my family was a member of such a historically significant crew. It was such a pleasure to see his photo and to relive vicariously those harrowing times with him. I can't believe no one has made a movie about this ship. The narrative was a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat story that brought me to tears at times. God clearly had this ship and her crew in His hands.

I want to thank each and every one of your crew for your amazing service to our nation.


Paula L. Brooks