Rank: First class radarman
Job duty: Radar and radio specialist
Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII: Joined the Navy in 1942 and served the entire war in the Pacific aboard the USS Independence and the USS Halfmoon. His proudest war moments were rescuing downed Air Force pilots using PBY seaplanes. Honorably discharged, he returned home to Pennsylvania to finish high school and marry his sweetheart (Dea). They were married 65 years.