George A. King, the narrator in The Burning of The Piping Rock mystery novel was a real person—and he was my father. These photos are of him when he was USN Lt. George A. King, PT Boat commander in World War II in the South Pacific. The first is of him in late 1944 on deck of one of the two PT Boats he commanded—I’m assuming PT 27. The location is unknown. The second is of him in the Officers’ Quarters in Pearl City, Hawaii, 1944. The last is of him in Pearl City, Hawaii, late 1944. (I always refer to Dad by his last awarded service rank of full lieutenant.) In the coming days, I’ll post more shots of him, my mother and others mentioned in the book. A Happy Father’s Day to the memory of my late father and to all who are lucky enough to be fathers!
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