IAmA 91 year old loving father and grandfather, WWII veteran of 11 amphibious invasions, and class act. AMA!
My grandson convinced me to do an AMA today and will be typing for me! Here I am awaiting orders (*Grandson's note: once a military man, always a military man!)! I've lived through the Great Depression, WWII, the birth of television, "from dirt roads to concrete and from kites to rockets!" Please ask away!
***** Edit: My grandfather served as the youngest Chief Petty Officer in the First US Naval District at 23 years old in 1946. He worked as a signalman. At that particular time, he was in charge of Signal Tower of Navy Operating Base in Newport, Rhode Island. "My jurisdiction was all ship-to-shore communication in the tower at that point." *****
***** Edit 2: Okay, to elaborate: my Grandfather worked as a golf course superintendent (building and managing greens; he built 132 of them) for 47 years, and was a Boy Scout leader for 9 years (Counselor, commissioner, Scoutmaster) *****
***** Edit 3: My sister is taking over typing for a while. My grandfather is still taking questions! (Edit--Sister's note: For anyone who is wondering, he is French/indigenous North American; he grew up speaking French, even though he lived in CT) *****
***** UPDATE: Wow! We didn't even expect this much of a response. I am back home now, but will talk with my grandfather this evening, so keep the questions coming! He is so happy to answer everything you've asked so far. *****
***** UPDATE 2: My grandfather has been having so much fun, he's actually going to try to start typing his answers right now. Play nice! ***** Proof: http://imgur.com/a/JJiNw