I remember my father telling me about saving Japanese civilians after their ship hit a mine. I remember the page in the photo album, or funny book, with the handsome man in the dress whites with the tiny versions of my siblings. All I could find today was Daddy in his American Legion hat. He served in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific on the USS Brevard. Click to enlarge photo of the ship. (I notice they have the same photo that I scanned from a print.)
A couple of years ago on the Internet I came across photos of the Japanese civilians rescued by the crew of the Brevard. I think it is really interesting to see these. These images are from the Online Archive of California's Inventory of the Japanese American Relocation photograph collection. Dad would have said, "Seen 'em already." I found a certificate and little red transistor radio he got from Japan after the war. J.P. Barnett passed away in 1995.
DH's father was in the Navy during the Korean War. DH says he kept the Republic of China (AKA Taiwan) non-Communist while serving on the USS Phillipine Sea. DH says he has heard many times the story of his Dad climbing Mt. Fuji.