USS HOUSTON CA 30
“The galloping Ghost of the
About the photos:
"I had passed the monument several times
and read about the ship on the internet. When Ken Burns released “The War” I saw the special on
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About Tim’s Father:
The story goes that he lied about his age and enlisted early and
went to basic in NY with a group of his friends and the plan was that they
would fight together. Dad had previous radio communications skills and
they determined that he needed to go to advanced communications training and
possibly officer’s school. He was moved away from his fiends before
going AWOL and he hitch hiked across the country to meet up with them in
I am looking for enough of his personal information to have his war experience tracked as I think it would be incredible to hear the details. He would not talk to me much about the war but everything he said was humbling to me and I always understood why. I hope that I can soon have a little more detail.
Here is a shot of him early, he was a baby here and skinny as a rail, in his radio car with driver and it looks like he is still in the states.
More than you wanted to know I’m sure!
Just after the war he became a pilot and that was me in the twin at Andrau Airport in Houston. Sorry for all these old pictures.