My grandfather served in the 27th Infantry, 105 Feild Artillery Battalion (Cee-Vees Battalion ?), on Makin Island, Saipan, Okinawa, and was stationed on Oahu for a period of time. I am looking for anyone who may have served with him. His name is Vern W. Bay and he was a Corporal in the Army. I have a letter written to his hometown paper by a Sgt. Richard Dunn, Jr., on 22 Oct 1944. I also have many photos he took during his time in service, some with names, some without. I am putting together his WWII scrapbook, and am unable to finish putting all the peices together. He suffered a series of strokes last year and is left with aphasia which prevents him from being able to speak clearly and relate any details of his time in service. I have shown him pictures and he becomes excited and WANTS so bad to tell me about them, but just cannot. I am hoping that someone out there reads this and can help me. It would be so good for him to receive word of his old Army buddies after all this time. I have a list of a few names I deciphered from his photos. Roger Q Martin, aka "Shorty," was one of his closest buddies from what I can gather, seeing as there are many photos of the two of them together. I also have pictures that bear the names: Cecil Caldwell, Earnest Broughton, Jeff Hogner of Stilwell, OK, Nordquist (sp?), Sgt. Richard Dunn, Lt. Lund, and Jackapeno (sp?). There are also several pictures of him with a man who isn't identified in any of the photos. I know he told me a story once about the tattoo on his forearm (topside, between elbow and hand), he said there are only two exactly like it in the world, that he and a buddy of his got them at the same time, but I do not know what this other man's name is. He made several audio tapes for me, as I was going to transcribe them for a book for the family, but he didn't finish them before the strokes hit. I am hoping someone out there can help me finish the story. I just want to honor him for being such a hero and inspiration to me. Unfortunately, in my generation (twenty-somethings), not many people try to preserve the history of this great generation of people who served in WWII. I want to show everyone what a hero he and all the other people her served with were and still are today. I would love to hear from anyone with information on him or any of the other names listed here. Thank you so much for your time.