It is rare to get a chance to chat with a WWII veteran. Thanks for all you did. My father (1918-1986) was a Navy E-3 Metalsmith on the ABSD-3 stationed in Guam. A floating nine section drydock. Perhaps your ship was serviced there. I know they repaired the Idaho after it had severe damage. I found a picture of that. Papa never told us much about those times. It is only in the last few years that I have found information on the internet about some of what he lived thru. He spent his entire time on the ABSD-3. He transited with it out of CA. to Pearl and to Guam when it was new and stayed there with it till the end of the war. His time served was about 1 3/4 years.
SW Texas, Uvalde County.
LEO, NRA member, Native Texan. Shooting and hunting for over 45 years!