Richard Carper was my grandfather, he died before I was born, but my mother has told me stories about ships he was on. She loved her dad very much. After he died my grnadmother got rid of all of his information. My mother has no knowledge of what medals he might of earned or even his real birthday. I am trying to pull together as much information on him as I can. He was a Gunners Mate 2nd class in the Navy. He served in WWII. I know he served on at least three ships from the stories my mom and uncles have told. That's all I know right now. If you knew him or heard stories about him, please let me know. It would mean the world to my mother and to me if I could find more information on him. Thank you.