IamA 95 yr old WW2 Vet - 43rd Navy Construction Battalion - CM 1st - World Traveler
Bill Williams 95 yr old WW2 Vet - 43rd Navy Construction Battalion - CM 1st Class - One of first brigades to land and occupy Nagasaki after atomic bombs dropped, worked as an engineer/architect to build and design command and relief buildings - After the war worked as an architect in Birmingham Alabama designing many well known buildings - Have since visited 30 different countries in retirement.
**I am hosting this for grandfather who will be answering all your questions (I'll be typing). I wanted to do something that engages him since my grandmother passed a few years ago and we have had to move him into a retirement home (he lived on his own until he was 94!!). He loves talking about his past experiences.
Random Facts: I was an architect in Birmingham Alabama, designing a number of downtown buildings that still stand today including the Alabama Power Building addition. I was known for my use of lighting, both natural and artificial, in building design. I love ice cream. I was on the Opera Guild of Birmingham and drew many set designs for the operas.
EDIT: Thanks for everything guys! Great questions. He enjoyed the pondering and we're always looking for ways to engage him, so this was perfect. We may do another one specifically related towards his architecture and design experience, which was his real passion. Thanks again! That's all for now.