Here's a suggestion for a Christmas gift for your dad. Sign him up as a member of the U.S.N. World War II Armed Guard Veterans Association. It's free, no dues, what a deal! The chairman of the veterans association, C.A. Lloyd in North Carolina, publishes an interesting news magazine for members, "The Pointer," several time a year, with stories about the experiences of Armed Guard veterans. Maybe your dad could contribute a story for a future issue.
Some but not all past issues of "The Pointer" are online at http://armed-guard.com/pointer.html.
C.A. Lloyd, Chairman
U.S.N. Armed Guard World War II Veterans Association
115 Wall Creek Drive
Rolesville, NC 27571
Tell C.A. that I sent you.
Ron Carlson, Webmaster
Armed Guard / Merchant Marine website