Residence: Overland Park
Rank: Boatswains Mate 3rd Class
Job duty: Pointer Trainer 5” 38 cannon on the USS Thetis Bay CVE Jeep Carrier Vessel Escort. Ran the Captain’s boat from ship to shore.
Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII:
Plank owner when ship was commissioned.
Ferrying planes – South Pacific, New Guinea to Tokyo.
Enjoyed giving candy to children on Tokyo’s main street (Ginza).
Participated in the Honor Flight for WWII vet to Washington, D.C.