Vernon Sparks, US Navy 1936

When researching and writing my book, I discovered an old post card from my Dad, Vernon, when he first Joined the US Navy in 1936.  Dad was just 17 years old at the time and several years away from being sent into combat during WWII.  The Battleship USS Tennessee (BB43) was his first sea duty assignment following boot camp at the US Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Il.

——————-Steve Sparks, Author, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story