Life was scrappy from the beginning.
A loaf of homemade bread on the Texas farm was good. And white.
Sharecroppers in the Depression — a family worked hard, dropped out of
school to enlist, and spoke Czech at home.
At just 16, C J D enlisted in the US Navy-Seabees. He knew how to plow,
use a tractor, learned a bulldozer in the tropics in wartime, and send $19/month
home to mother and the younger ones.
A true story in DESTINATION UNKNOWN A PROFILE OF AN UNDERAGE WWII
SEABEE by nancy vorkink machin. @Amazon
Today he is 89. He remembers it all.
Thank you for your service!