Original "GEM" newsletters
These are copies of original "GEM" newsletters printed aboard USS
Columbia CL-56 during the war. The originals are located at
The Confederate Relic Room and Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
Note: More will be added as time permits.
Thanksgiving Day 1943 (NEW Nov 2014)
The President, by Proclamation has set aside
Thursday, November 25th as
a day of National Thanksgiving to God.........4 sheets, sympathy to DENVER
& FOOTE, "our big 33 hours", resistence at BUKA, our A.A. barrage
War ends "Cease all hostilities with Japan"
"Cease all hostilities with Japan. The war is over"
President Harry S. Truman
Third Anniversary Issue
Birthday greetings from Captain M. E. Curts, Columbia's WAR RECORD,
Columbia's SCOREBOARD, sports.....5 pages
Columbia in OUR NAVY October
Columbia hits headlines again in OUR NAVY...2 pages
with a link to original Magazine cover, index and article about
Columbia (NEW April 2015)
( NEW Nov 2014) December 1944
Christmas Edition, VOL. 2, NO. 3, page
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN CURTS