of Hickory, North Carolina
This is Earl Riddle and his grandson. He came to visit us and I was betting he was a WW II Navy vet. My hunch was right and he was a machinist mate on the USS Hancock. We spoke a little bit and he was pretty hard pressed to stay as his grandson just was like a jumping bean. He was aboard the Hancock during one of the kamikaze attacks on the ship and elaborated a little more before he had to leave. He hopes to be a regular part of our group!