Monday, May 31, 2010

My parents, WWII Veterans

On this Memorial Day, I would like to honor the memory of my parents, Alice & Bill Huber, who were both veterans of WWII.

My father Bill Huber was living in Iowa when he enlisted in the US Navy.  I was told by a relative that he served on the USS Maryland, but I have not been able to find records to verifiy it. Bill also served in the Navy during the Korean war, but I don't know what ship(s) he served on. 

My mother Alice was living in San Francisco at the beginning of WWII and enlisted in the US Coast Guard, attaining the rank of  Radioman 1st class in the SPARS. I believe serving in the military was the thing that she was most proud of in her life (besides having & adopting her children, that is). 

Alice was stationed in Port Angeles and Seattle WA.  She met my father in 1945 while they were both stationed in Seattle; they got married in that same year in San Francisco, California, where Alice's parents were still living at the time.

Have a happy Memorial Day!


© Betty Tartas  2010


Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

What a nice tribute to your parents. I love the photos!

Lori H said...

Fantastic, Betty. The pictures are wonderful. What a special couple they were! They must have had some wonderful stories to share.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

What a romance, and what an interesting time in history for two young people! Thanks for sharing this story.