He didn't die in battle, but he served our country his entire adult life. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1940 and was an ensign on a ship in Pearl Harbor, the light cruiser U.S.S. Detroit, the day the Japanese attacked. He remained on the Detroit throughout the war engaging in action in the Marianas. After the war Daddy continued to serve his country and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. His biggest feat was rearing ten children. Every Sunday we filed into the Church, always on time, taking up an entire pew. God bless you, Dad. Thank you for your faithfulness to God, family, and country!
Rest in Peace 1917-1985