Happy Birthday Dad
It has been a little over a year since Wendell passed away on 8 Oct 2015. He would have been 89 this month.
Posting this tribute and a look back at his early life.
You are missed
Article in BE News Journal. Wendell enlisted 1 April 1946. World War II had just ended in September of 1945.
Promoted to Seaman Second Class, he traveled to China, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Ceylon, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Saipan, Okinawa and Arabia in his first year in the US Navy. He was stationed in San Pedro.
Wendell and fellow sailors
His life in the Navy was a long ways from his first car as shown in this photo of him and his sister
Thank You for Your Service