- Letter from Tito Daughter -


Dear Altair shipmate,

To the crew of the USS Altair AKS32, my name Jessica Santos, one of three daughters of Petty Officer Jacinto “Tito” Santos and Ramona Santos. I regret to inform you that your shipmate, Tito, left us in August of 2005 from cancer. While it has been difficult to write this letter, I feel it is important to let you know how he left us all. My dad was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. The cancer came from asbestos exposure he endured from naval ships he was deployed on and/or repaired at naval shipyards. He served on board your ship from 1959 to 1962. I was very young during the time my dad served in the navy and I’m currently seeking his military service record to learn more about his military career.

If anyone wishes to reach to me regarding my dad you are more than welcome to make contact to me.

To the crew of the USS Altair AKS-32, thank you for your time and service to our country. I am proud to know you all served with my father proudly.

Most sincerely,

Jessica Santos
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