USS Cabildo (LSD-16)  
  Over the Bar  
Albert McDaniel MM3
  Onboard the USS Cabildo 1950 - 1951  

Zelma McDaniel sent the following note and obituary to Ozzie.


I'm sending you my husband, Albert's obituary.  He was aboard the Cabildo in the early 1950s.  They were stationed in San Diego for a while, and also in Vallejo, California before going overseas to take part in the Atomic bomb tests on Entewetak.  The name of the test was "Greensleeves" and four to six bombs were exploded.   One had a fallout that blew over the Cabildo and dumped the nuclear contents on deck.  He said they washed that deck down many times and the Geiger counter registered "red hot" for weeks afterward.  They said the commander of the ship  was called "Shakey Jake".....I do not know his name.... One officer on the ship last name was Bleeker.


I don't know what this letter and Obituary will accomplish, but I thought you should know, since I won't be sending the yearly $25 assessment fee anymore.   Thank you for your time... I remain his wife.


                    Zelma McDaniel

Albert was buried in the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, in South St Louis, Missouri with military honors. 

  Albert S. McDaniel was born June 3, 1927 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Albert served in the U S Navy on a pilot trainng carrier in tthe Great Lakes during World War II.  He married Zelma Baxter on April 15, 1949 followed by US Navy service supporting nuclear testing activities during the Korean war.

Albert graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1953 with a degree Mechanical Engineering and accepted a job offer from Union Electric (now Ameren) in St. Louis as the General Manager of Power Plants.

35 years later Albert graduated from the Memphis School of Preaching followed by 22 years of ministry at the House Springs, Missouri Church of Christ.  ALbert and Zelma were active in many Church of Christ congregations in this area in Illinois at Belleville and Maplewood in Cahokia, In Missouri, West End, Lemay and Arnold. He served as an elder at Maplewood, West End and Lemay.

Preceding Albert in death are his parents Gallie Smith McDaniel and Marry Alice (White) McDaniel, sisters Virginia Mirns, Lucille Vernon, and granddaughter Christy Crawford. Albert is survived by his:
wife: Zelma McDaniel
childeren: Deborah Crawford and Ruissell McDaniel.
grandchildren: Kelly Crawford, Kyle Crawford, Prerston McDaniel and Tammy McDaniel
great grandchildren: Julianne Funk, Braydon Nunez and Ethan McDaniel
  Editor's Note: 
We are sorry for your loss but appreciate you letting us know of Albert's passing.  These Over the Bar pages are here to honor our members lives and to allow their shipmates to learn of their passing and to remember them. 
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