From September 1st, 1950 until February 28th, 1951, held the position of Executive Officer of the USS Colonial. His handwritten notes and official records indicate that he was apart of the ships activities, specifically, the amphibious landings at Inchon and Woson in 1950 and the USS Colonials first ever mindsweeping operation.
While aboard the USS Colonial, Dad certainly had other duties to perform, among the was casualty reporting officer within Korean combat zone with ComPhibPac and ComMinRon three.
On November 16th, 1951, he was relieved of duty and separated from the USS Colonial. After a 30 day leave period he reported for duty as the Assistant to the Director of Naval Personnel for Naval Reserve Assistance at the Fourth Naval District, Philadelphia, PA.
It was during this time that I came along. I was placed by Catholic Charaties with Dad and Mom in October 1953 and my adoption was finalized in November 1954.