Monday, September 27, 2010
Dad's Navy Service and His Unidentified Buddies
My father, Paul R. Orshoski, Sr., was a Fireman in the United States Navy during World War II. He enlisted on April 3, 1945, and he separated from the Navy on October 27, 1947.
According to his discharge certificate, it appears that Dad enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve on January 17,1948, but to my knowledge he was never called up to serve again.
Dad did not talk much about his years in the Navy, but he spoke fondly of his fellow sailors. In papers found after our parents' deaths, are several snapshots of Navy men which are unidentified. If anyone recognize any of these servicemen, please let me know. Thank you!