My parents lived in Hollywood, California, where I was born. Every post and station has a morale office of which Dad appeared to be assigned to as Photographers Mate First Class.

Those memories we will send to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

He was activated along with my uncle Charles Balague' (pictured in the album) who served in the US Army in the Pacific and participated in the invasion of Okinawa.

Dad was a professional photographer who did work as a photographer for major movie studios and pulbicity magazines of the period before his induction.

When he was recalled to active duty during the korean conflict, my mother was pregnant with me.

Date: October 12, 2015 [edited from hard copy received with the album] I am sending my father, William James Rader's photo album detailing his tour in Kodiak during the Korean War in the US Navy.

He passed away in 1997 at 79 years of age from lung cancer.Prior to this, my dad was in the OSS during WWII under the command of John Ford, the Hollywood film director's unit.Dad participated in many actions in the Mediterranean Theater, receiving a Bronze Star for the invasion of Florence, Italy.[see the museum's newspaper collection] He was befriended by Lucille Nixon and her husband who owned a record store in Kodiak.They became great friends and are in some of the photos.Also there are descriptions or amusing comments on the back of many photos.