Served in WWII overseas.
He was in aviation engineering.
He was stationed in Bisbane and Darwin, Australia, New Guinea and the Phillipines.
He wasn't required to go overseas, because his brother was already stationed over there with the Navy.
He was a member of the Seabees.
He was so derermined to serve his country, he voluntered to go overseas, aganist his parent's wishes.
Needless to say he made it back, all in one peice, and is still living and doing well at the age of 82.