Frank E. Reistad, Radioman 2/c, born Dec. 25, 1910, Basswood, WI.
Completed high school in 1929; attended University of Wisconsin for
part of 1929-30 until depression caused loss of part-time job. Joined
the USN May 3, 1931, and went
to boot camp at Great Lakes NTS. He chose Radio School at San Diego
Training Station, then was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia
as "RDO Striker" in 1935.
He extended his enlistment four years and made RM3/c in 1935, RM2/c in
1937. In 1937 and 1938 he was assigned to the flag allowance and was
"day watch" supervisor. They won the "E" for their battleship division
those two years. He took an early discharge on Feb. 27, 1939, and
received the Good Conduct Medal.
Married June 2, 1945 and has one daughter and two grandchildren.
Employed with Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control in
FLT. Service Station until retirement on March 17, 1973. He enjoys golf
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing