There are 2 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 4, 2008, titled Heroine. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Blanche F. Sigman knew the danger when she joined the service. She traded the calm and safety of Summit County for the chaos and peril of World War II.

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David Shedlock

Charlotte, NC

#1 Feb 26, 2008
It is always great to hear of heroic accomplishments. The fact that the origins of this story go back to my home town of Byesville makes it even more satisfying.

As a postcard collector, I will now keep my eyes open for a card displaying this historically important ship.

I wish Shelley all success in her endeavors.
Shelley Martin

Byesville, OH

#2 Apr 13, 2008
Thank You!

I would also like to thank Mark Price, at the Akron Beacon Journal, from the bottom of my heart.

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