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.




5 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

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