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Fr_Tom

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Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
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PostSubject: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 03, 2016 10:05 pm

I stumbled on this picture of my father from some point when he was in the Navy. It looks like a cob he is smoking.

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eklektos44

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Age : 63
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 03, 2016 10:11 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
I stumbled on this picture of my father from some point when he was in the Navy. It looks like a cob he is smoking.

Nice picture! There was no smoking on weather decks when I was in. Would have been relaxing. Great heirloom!
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George Kaplan

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Age : 49
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 03, 2016 10:16 pm

Very cool,Tom!
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Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 03, 2016 10:25 pm

Fantastic pic Padre!

Cool 


Cheers,

RR

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fsu92john

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Age : 49
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 03, 2016 10:27 pm

What a great picture.
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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 03, 2016 11:34 pm

eklektos44 wrote:


Nice picture! There was no smoking on weather decks when I was in. Would have been relaxing. Great heirloom!

This would have been WWII era, so maybe the rules were a little more relaxed wrt smoking back then.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyMon Jan 04, 2016 9:35 am

That's terrific. I'd have been in trouble with a white uniform and pipe ashes, on a moving boat!
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Terry292

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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyMon Jan 04, 2016 3:34 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
I stumbled on this picture of my father from some point when he was in the Navy. It looks like a cob he is smoking.

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A right arm rate. He must have been a deck ape of some sort (Boatswain's Mate) or a Gunner's Mate.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyMon Jan 04, 2016 5:08 pm

Great pic, Tom! Cool
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Fr_Tom

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Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyTue Jan 05, 2016 12:42 am

Terry292 wrote:


A right arm rate.  He must have been a deck ape of some sort (Boatswain's Mate) or a Gunner's Mate.

Signalman and navigator in WWII - he served in Korea too.
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Richard Hester
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Richard Hester

Age : 52
Location : missouri
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyTue Jan 05, 2016 6:34 am

What a great picture thank you for sharing.

Best Regards
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Buckshot

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Age : 72
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyTue Jan 05, 2016 2:11 pm

What a great picture to have. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Terry292

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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyTue Jan 05, 2016 3:52 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
Terry292 wrote:


A right arm rate.  He must have been a deck ape of some sort (Boatswain's Mate) or a Gunner's Mate.

Signalman and navigator in WWII - he served in Korea too.

That makes sense. Boatswain's, Gunner's, Torpedoman's, and Signalman's Mates all wore their rate on the right sleeve until sometime in the 1950s. Dad was in the Navy, too, during WWII. He achieved the rate of Ship's Cook, 2nd Class on a Landing Craft, Tank (LCT) in the South Pacific. He didn't have much to say about his naval service, though, having survived the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa. I salute your father for his service. Without the Greatest Generation, where would we be today?
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 10, 2016 2:07 pm

What a nice photo to have of your dad! Thanks for showing.
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nismo270r

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Age : 39
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 10, 2016 3:38 pm

Great photo Tom, thanks for sharing!
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 10, 2016 3:56 pm

Wonderful pic Padre, and a great piece of history too!
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 10, 2016 7:44 pm

Terry292 wrote:


That makes sense.  Boatswain's, Gunner's, Torpedoman's, and Signalman's Mates all wore their rate on the right sleeve until sometime in the 1950s.  Dad was in the Navy, too, during WWII.  He achieved the rate of Ship's Cook, 2nd Class on a Landing Craft, Tank (LCT) in the South Pacific.  He didn't have much to say about his naval service, though, having survived the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa.  I salute your father for his service.  Without the Greatest Generation, where would we be today?

My father did not talk much about his service either. He was on a ship that delivered Marines at the invasion of Guam. He was at Saipan just after the invasion. I know he served on the Gunston Hall at some point, because I remember the name. He was on some supply ship for a while that transfered things between ships.
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptySun Jan 10, 2016 8:38 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
Terry292 wrote:


That makes sense.  Boatswain's, Gunner's, Torpedoman's, and Signalman's Mates all wore their rate on the right sleeve until sometime in the 1950s.  Dad was in the Navy, too, during WWII.  He achieved the rate of Ship's Cook, 2nd Class on a Landing Craft, Tank (LCT) in the South Pacific.  He didn't have much to say about his naval service, though, having survived the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa.  I salute your father for his service.  Without the Greatest Generation, where would we be today?

My father did not talk much about his service either. He was on a ship that delivered Marines at the invasion of Guam. He was at Saipan just after the invasion. I know he served on the Gunston Hall at some point, because I remember the name. He was on some supply ship for a while that transfered things between ships.


Seems to be a common theme with regard to the WWII vets Padre. My Pap rarely spoke of it and when asked would give the shortest answer he could as if to change the subject. It seemed uncomfortable to him and something he didn't want to revisit. I'll respect that.


Cheers,

RR

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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyMon Jan 11, 2016 4:26 pm

What a wonderful photo Padre! I'm glad you have it and thanks for sharing it here.
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beeman86

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Age : 61
Location : Loring, Ontario
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PostSubject: Re: a picture of my father   a picture of my father EmptyMon Jan 18, 2016 11:49 pm

That is a great photo, and a special one for you too. I have a cool portrait of my dad in the early 50's with a pipe. Maybe that should be a new post: photos of our dads with a pipe. I'll have to get a copy of mine.
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