His full name is: Thomas John Piotrowski and he was in the regular Navy
After reading aloud the first paragraph (to my father) about the ships history, he became very alert, took the article and continued read it aloud himself (something he has not done in a long time). While reading it aloud he added additional information which is helping us fill in the gaps. We have contacted NARA, provided his SS#, Service #, DOB, date of discharge, and are currently waiting for their response. Thank You Again.
Currently he has huge deep ulcers on his feet that refuse to heal. His wounds have to be scraped and bandaged by a foot specialist once a week at a specialized wound clinic. These visits are putting a tremendous strain on him and his wife. According to several foot specialists we have contacted, the symptoms with his feet are consistent with the after effects of severe frostbite, most likely from the time of his military service.