My dad volunteered for the navy during World War II and was sent to Dickinson, North Dakota in 1943 for naval officer training.
He met my mom at a dance in Dickinson the day after he arrived. A few months later, they went ice skating nearby, shown in this
photo, and they got married a few weeks later. In 1945, my dad, now a naval officer, was sent to China and served there with the
navy until 1946. During my drive back to Bellingham, Washington in 2001, I stopped in Dickinson and found the place where my mom
and dad had met at the U.S.O. dance in 1943.