Was assigned to a ship in the north Atlantic whose mission was mine sweeping but was there for only two months.
Went to Miami anti-sub school to learn how to use sonar for two months.
Then was moved to Key West to instruct other officers on submarine warfare if the attack came to the States.
Next he was stationed to Columbia University to teach Midshipmen about Navigation for a year and did not enjoy it.
He tried to apply for submarine warfare in the North Atlantic but was assigned to Okinawa as a Yard Patrol (YP).
He was the CO of a single screw wooden hull ship with three 50. Cal. and was only a Lieutenant Junior Grade. While he was there he practiced using depth charges for anti submarine warfare but also carried provisioned foods to marine bases around the area.
During Christmas his ship broke down in the China sea where the Japanese had just laid down mines in the north so he had to steer his ship though a mine field while shooting a few that got in their way and drifted towards Shang Hi, were he was found and towed back to port and stuck there for six months.
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July 4, 1946 after four years in the Navy he was discharged and joined the reserves for another two years in a command group.
During one of his liberty leaves in China he said he was on his way back to the ship when two Chinese guys in a car pulled up and offered him a ride. Two blocks before the dock they stopped and they pointed a 45 at him and robbed him and then let him go.