posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 01:42 PM
A great many of the posters are questioning the OP, because of phrasing, or misuse of words. Perhaps his father used the word "stationed" and later
"lived" interchangeably. I grew up in a town with a major AFB adjacent to it. Guess what? NCO's and Officers both used the terms
interchangeably. It just depended on how long they had been on base.
And for those of you who think it is simple to track down information from the government, I asked for my father's service record from WWII. I sent
them a copy of DD214, followed all the proper procedures, etc. Want to know what I got back?
Where he enlisted, where he went through basic, that fact that he rated "marksman" on the firing range(highest in his group), the date of discharge,
and the fact that he recieved a good conduct medal. I wanted to know where he was stationed, what ships he served on, etc.
I don't know any more now than I did before. Dad told me a lot about his service, but my brother and I always had the feeling he was holding
He told us he was in the CB's, and he was on one of the ships that carried the marines to Iwo Jima. He was later stationed on Okinawaw. The navy
didn't tell me that. My dad told my brother and me this while we worked in the feilds.
So give the OP the benefit of the doubt. I agree he should scan and post some confirming info, but if he doesn't, it doesn't mean he's lying.