My Dad was John Robert Gallagher of Westchester co., NY known as Skeets.
I see an additional ship SS Fair Wind.
I see bases at NOLA, Shelto Nor Va,San Fran Cal,Brooklyn and Philly.
Isee numbers and letters indicating McLane and Kingston as Troop ships.
I remember him talking about France and England but not Okinawa which is listed.
Do you have any take on this behavior originating from service---he could not stand being in the dark. Do you think all lights had to be off during a tense time? Just curious everybody has some kind of quirky behavior whether they served or not.
Again thank you. I always find it curious that we would bond over his navy experiences and travels---probably because I would listen :-). I live in FL but will put DC on my to do list. I would appreciate any relevant info you discover. You sound like an experienced researcher. The more I found the more I had to look up.
Just wish I listened a little closer. We will never see the likes of those men again. Glad to have discovered this site.