1/12/1920 - 4/26/2013
Photo taken from the Seattle Times several years back.
-Pearl Harbor veteran.
-Stationed on the USCGC Taney (currently the last ship still afloat that fought back at Pearl Harbor).
-The words "Praise the Lord" were always on his lips.
-Loved to serve, care, and give out candy bars.
-A strong father figure to my dad.
Top two favorites about this man:
-This man taught me how to pray passionately and earnestly.
-When I was four, he took grilled onions off his plate and placed them on mine. He looked at me, "I never liked onions anyway," and then went back to eating.
I managed not to cry at the service on Friday.
But yesterday, when Zach and I saw his casket rolled by military men, it was over for us both.