He was from Davenport Iowa. Moved to Los Angeles after the war then a year later to San Diego and stayed there the rest of his life. His brothers and father followed him here. I have been in San Diego all my lifeCamp dodge? Fellow Iowan??
Thanks for posting, neat pics and history and something to surely be proud of in every way. Hats off to all of them.These photos even make me proud! I'm sure that you are to the Nth Degree, too! (My Dad flew 32 combat bombing missions as crew chief in B-24 Liberators.)
The last photo of your Dad points out something to me that really stands out maybe in a negative sort of way, though not negative with your Dad....just the opposite! He has SIX combat ribbons and a "Ruptured Duck", including the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star along with 4 hash marks indicating two years' overseas duty. By using TODAY'S Army guidelines he would have probably 30 or more combat ribbons! I think in today's Army you can earn a ribbon simply by being on KP duty for a week! Too much, I think. Weakens and dilutes honor....or am I wrong? ( 26 years in the Navy for me, by the way).
Thanks for posting these photos, and thank God for people like your Dad!