I will introduce myself. I am the mother of the Clifford ?, Aviation Ordnance man Third Class U.S. Naval Reserve who was reported missing in action on July 20, 1943 on a night mission on Vella Lavalli (Lavella) Islands. I read a piece in Marvin Star where you were wounded on July 25. I was wondering if by any chance you would know anything about him. His pilot Winn and radio man Reynolds are also missing. This is an awful worry on me. He was only 18 years when reported missing. He was a Naval Gunner. His commanding officer wrote me a nice letter he was well liked by all his buddies.
I am sorry you are in the hospital but hope you a speedy recovery. I have another son a radio man in Army Core in California. He is 21. Your home is not far from us. My husband was Marshal her for nearly 8 years.
If you know anything concerning my son. Would like to hear from you if you are able to write. Hope you will soon be able to be home again. God bless you and help you.