In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies.
My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches.
The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4.
I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm. Newton.
You could tell that America was gearing up for war.
Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported.
I received my parents’ permission and went into the Navy on June 3, 1941.
After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor.