Hi Mr. Turner.Thank you so much for responding.I appreciate it more than you know... Yes.. I have tried the google route.I didn't find much information, but I will try again.I am so interested in tracing this info... can you tell me what a 'shellback' means?Thank you in advance for any information that you can help me with.I want to know about that part of my father's life.I lost him way too soon.. I was 18 when he passed away , so I never even knew the things that I want to know now.I didn't ask the questions that I could have. I appreciate your help !!!