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Quartermaster 2nd class
United States Navy.
Served 1943-45.

Destroyers: Pacific, radar picket duty off La Eyte, Philippines Islands

Roman Rokuizo was a favorite uncle. He was a genuine World War II hero who had survived flames, shark-infested waters, and Japanese bullets when his destroyer, the USS Reid, was attacked and sunk by Kamikazes in the Philippine Sea in 1944. He inspired my early art.

Roman Rokuizo
Roman Rokuizo