Posted 6 years ago
My dad served in the Navy from 1939 to 1959 , He was 19 years old when he joined and was promoted Chief Mineman at age 22. He was serving on the USS Tern (AM-31) during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. Long about 1950 he ended up fighting in another war this time in Korea. In 1959 he decided to hang up his anchors and retire.