Archive for June 14th, 2006

Jun 14 2006

Happy Flag Day!

Published by pet under News..

The United States Flag symbolizes the freedom we as American citizens enjoy.
God Bless our troops. God Bless America.

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Jun 14 2006

War Records

Published by pet under Life

Some of you know I have been on a
Great Quest
Since the Queen Mother’s death, I have been awaiting my fathers War records.
Because I didn’t cross a T, or dot correctly an I
I had to call then fax my request. Again..
Well several times since I am not able to FOLLOW CLEARLY PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS.

Hint: If you write to the National Personnel Records Center, follow closely their instructions.
I mean read and follow the instructions.

Daddy’s war records came yesterday.

Ricky an archives technician was wonderful to me, once he understood; I had no clue.
He was actually very helpful. He was also very Patient!
The folks in the records archives are truly nice people!

All I knew was that Daddy was a navy man.
I knew Daddy’s name and birthday.
If you have never lived with close mouthed parents, you will not understand this.

I wrote the other day about Joe, a Bataan survivor. He was really talkative compared to my Daddy about the war, which is to say I knew nothing.

I called TheMasterOfTheUniverse after I read the pages they sent.
I wanted to play 20 questions, but he was actually working.
So when he arrived home after bossing a bunch of people around all day another exhausting day, I said hmmm
Here’s Daddy’s records..
What do all of these military things mean?

So we spent several hours looking up ships, and dates, and
I came to the realization, there were allot of boats in the USN
During WW2
And not all of them have a web site.

I intend to keep reading and researching.

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