A Story of WWII from My Father
Andrew has a story from his father!!
My father was a great story-teller. He had a story for every occasion and could enthrall an audience with his wit and humor. His memory and stories often come to my mind this time of year with memorial day just past and the anniversary of the WWII D-Day invasion just coming up this next week on the 6th. He could take the simplest event and spin an engaging story about it – often with a punch line. The story always had a point, either humor or something he was trying to teach.
When I was a boy I especially liked his Army stories. Father served in WWII as a radar maintenance man in the 279th Army Coast Artillery Corp in the Aleutian Islands. He repaired and operated the SRC-296 gun sighting radar and later the SCR-584. He served time on different islands but most often talked about Attu. Shemya and…
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