Monday, February 20, 2012

Dick Maas

This past weekend, I was attending backpack training with the Boy Scouts in San Pedro, California.  The Boy Scouts have a nice facility right on the harbor with campsites right by the ocean.  I know it sounds romantic to camp right by the beach, but for me, I'd still prefer to be inland a little.  The waves are rather noisy and being near the harbor there were fog horns going off all night.

I was surprised to see that they had moved the USS Lane Victory, a WWII era Victory Ship, to a new position right across from my campsite.  My grandfather, Dick Maas, was a naval officer during WWII and Korea, so couldn't help but think of him.

Today, I'm featuring a photo of my grandfather from World War II, when he served aboard the USS Boxer.




12 comments:

Rob From Amersfoort said...

What a fun pic! At first sight I thought it was a modern photo, there are not many clues it's more than 70 years old. Looking at your profile photo I can see the resemblance :-)

Nate Maas said...

Thanks, Rob. I would have liked to have met him. He died before I was born.

Don said...

You certainly have many of his qualities (e.g., talent for writing, sense of humor, love for the Lord, etc.).

Anonymous said...

Oh my--you do look like him. Just found you again. Have not seen you on OPD for a long time. I will check in from time to time. lam Illinois

Ethel Graff said...

good which is interrupting and download and install the video to Mobdro TV Android application on your pc, so we call for nice.

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