Art served aboard a troop carrier known as the USS Tasker H Bliss as an Engineer for the duration of the war. He lost most of his hearing due to this service, and many times told me he missed being able to hear the birds sing. He was a minister of God for 50 years in the Kansas City area up until his death.
After loosing his wife of 50 years to bone cancer, about 4 years later he married another love. In the submitted picture, is his 2nd wife Helen, his eldest daughter, his oldest grandaughter and his oldest great grandaughter on her 18th birthday. 2013.
Additional photo is his oldest grandson and oldest great grandson, also 18 in 2013
Additional photo is now deceased wife Roberta and oldest daughter with oldest grandaughter. 1987
Additional photo is Arts entire family, two children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Taken on his wedding day to his second wife Helen at age 77.
Additional photo is of Art and first wife Roberta on their 50th wedding anniversary with their four grandchildren, Joe, Martha, Sarah and Mike.
After his discharge from the Navy he met this beautiful lady he always called his bride.