Other Memories It was in this battle that I was burned over 85% of my body. We ruptured a 600 PSI 490 Deg. Steam line in the forward engine room. That was my duty and battle station. I happened to be in the lower level helping with feed pump problems and therefore had to come up two levels through live steam to make it to the main deck. I was picked up by an un-known ship and transferred to the USS Solace, a Navy hospital ship. The next 4+ months were spent in naval hospitals for the burns I received. I was initially at Tinian Island Tent-city hospital in the Mariana Islands. From there it was onto the receiving hospital, San Francisco for further transfer to Cour D�??Alene, Idaho at the Farragut Naval hospital. In mid-August I was sent to Sun Valley, Idaho Naval Convalescent Hospital to recuperate. I was discharged 5 Nov. 1945 from the Fargo Barracks, Boston, MA to my home in Cranston, RI.