I believe we may have shared some simular experiences in the Great Lakes Signal School but you likely were one or two classes ahead of me. I trained there the Fall and winter of 44 and spent Christmas on a weekend pass to Milwaukee. I caught a ship (ss Charles A McCue) in New Orleans in Feb. '45 took a No. Atlantic convoy to England and was back in Baltimore aboard the ss Robert Stuart by end of May 45. Then made a trip to the Mediterranean and made a stop in Leghorn to unload coal. You were six months ahead of me, but glad to touch base with someone who must have shared some memories with me. Hope your health is OK...I know you must be over 85 and likely over 90. I am 87.