Prior to this, my dad was in the OSS during WWII under the command of John Ford, the Hollywood film director's unit.Dad participated in many actions in the Mediterranean Theater, receiving a Bronze Star for the invasion of Florence, Italy.Those memories we will send to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
Her name was Dorothy Iske, and all I know was that she was transfered to Alaska from San Francisco, and then died in an avalanche at some later date during the war.I have some photos to scan and will try to send them to you.Participated in the Buskin river raft race back when they had mandatory beer stops. Dan Martin, USCG, RM1 retired, and still living in Alaska, all be it, SE.Surprised no on got hurt or died in that operation. Date: Mon, -0600 From: shaneluck67 at gmail dot com Joe, Thanks so much for your website and the updates on Spruce Cape.[see the museum's newspaper collection] He was befriended by Lucille Nixon and her husband who owned a record store in Kodiak.
They became great friends and are in some of the photos.It was my first duty station from June 1987 through December 1988.Fascinating interview with the construction engineer and updated info.Also there are descriptions or amusing comments on the back of many photos.[Included as captions on the web album.] There are photos of plays that Dad and his colleagues appeared in presented at the Kodiak Community Theater, as well as the playbill. Explored a lot of the back roads and bunkers on an old Kawasaki dirt bike. It was always an adventure commuting from the base to the beach.My parents lived in Hollywood, California, where I was born. Every post and station has a morale office of which Dad appeared to be assigned to as Photographers Mate First Class.