I found a website that had a contact for some one who served on the USS Sangamon (Nick Alshuk). I wrote him a letter over the holiday break and he called and promised to send me some ship history information. I also received another call (the first man forwarded my name) from the man who was Alshuk's Chief Petty Officer (supervisor). He lives in California! I still owe him a call back. It's simply amazing what you can find on the web. Thanks so much for your help too.