I am a 90 year old who served in the U.S Navy in WWII aboard the U.S.S Alabama. I lost part of my hearing in Okinawa when a Japanese plane fired at us, I've been married for 67 years, I built my own home where I lived for 63 years, I had six child...
(I am the grandson of Warren and Bonnie. I will be answering the questions for them as they sit next to me.)
Warren was born in 1926 and Bonnie was born in 1927. Warren joined the Navy at 18 and spent two and a half years aboard the U.S.S Alabama. In that time, he went to Japan during the Battle of Okinawa, where he nearly lost his hearing after large sixteen inch guns (Warren: That's what I call them...I don't know.) went off not even ten feet away from him
(Warren) After WWII, I came home in June of 1946, and went to college at Gonzaga University. I met Bonnie in 1947 in Hermiston, Oregon, got married, and then we built a house on ten acres of land where we lived for the next sixty-three years until 2013.
I have had six children, and now forty-seven grandchildren (Including great-grandchildren).
Bonnie was born in 1927 in Texas. During WWII she was in California. Next to her house, there was a small shack that had a red telephone in it that people were assigned to call the government in case planes flew overhead that could have been suspicious.
(Bonnie) I moved to Hermiston during WWII and then met Warren in 1947, who I married in 1949.
Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the U.S.S Navy in WWII, life in the 40s-present, building our home, ect.
Warren when he enlisted at 18: http://imgur.com/a/XaORw/
Bonnie at 19: http://imgur.com/a/o39Ew
Warren and Bonnie together at their wedding: http://imgur.com/a/3hy3Q
(Update: They are taking a break and taking naps now. Keep the questions coming though, they will answer more when they get up in an hour. Thanks.)
(Update 2: They're done now. Thanks for the questions!)
(Update 3: I'm not with them anymore, but I know them well enough that I could answer some of your questions by myself. There are a lot of unanswered ones that I'm sure many of you would like to know, so I'll give it a go.)
THERE IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE SPECIFIED: WHEN I SAID 47 GRANDCHILDREN, I MEANT GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN INCLUDED. There are 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Each of their kids did NOT have like 8 children haha. I only have 2 siblings.