Posted 9 years ago
My father enlisted in the Navy straight out of high school in 1957. After Basic Training he reported to the USS Tom Green County, LST 1159 in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged on September 22, 1963.
Dad passed away in 1997. He never talked about his Navy days, but after his death my mother passed along photos and documents from his time spent in the Navy. I put it all together in a scrapbook, and even tracked down some of his shipmates who shared their memories of him with me.