Maurice (March 1944) on County Rt. 36 near Lime Lake, NY (just finished basic training at Camp Sampson)

USS Culebra Island (late 1944)

U.S.S. Culebra Island's 8th Division-Electrical Repair (Fall 1944). Maurice is standing (2nd row, 3rd from right)

U.S.S. Culebra Island (early 1945) "new paint scheme" Courtesy of Tony Warta Collection

U.S.S. Mt. Hood (Pacific 1944)

Maurice (Philippines Oct. 1945) holding a list of ports of call

Tony Warta & Me (Summer 2007) Taylorsville, NC

(L-R) Tim Drake, Jim Drake & Tony Warta (Summer 2005) Taylorsville, NC

Tim presents a draft of "Inherited Freedom" to Bill Drobnich (Sept 2008 558th Reunion)

"It is important also to consider, that the surest means of avoiding war is to be prepared for it in peace."

Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833) Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 415.