Well, I guess this is better late than never. I meant to post this earlier in the week, but time got away from me. So here it is, my contribution to Memorial Day.
Below are pictures of my father and a few friends. He served in the Navy on a battleship during the Korean war, right out of high school. He was the assistant to the captain of the ship and also ran the PT boats (only I don’t know if they still called them by that name anymore) to ferry the soldiers to shore.
I had more photos ( some of attacking planes, shooting and dropping bombs and such–who would think to take pictures during that time? I’d be running for cover!) but I’m afraid that my scanner is down. Enjoy and happy Memorial day.
I love this one! Where in the world do you hide a dog on a battleship? My dad was out to sea and yet here is this dog…apparently he was their mascot. Leave it to my dad to find a dog in the middle of nowhere.
This is one of my dad (he’s the cool dude with the shades on) and his buddy. Sorry; I don’t know his name, but those are Japaneses mountains in the background.
Here’s my father looking for enemy planes.
This one is of dad, hard at work. Who knew he could type? If you take a closer look at the photo you will notice he’s wearing flip flops. Are those standard Navy issue? Also, perched in his mouth is the ever present cigarette—Pall- Mall brand to be exact.