Hi Darlene, Little E. Adams was a Merchant Marine.
On Oct. 1, 1945 he shipped out as a Fireman at age 16. Ship Name=Tacoma. Port of Arrival=San Francisco, CA Port of Departure=Kahlui, Maui Born=Abt. 1929, USA. Source: California Passenger and Crew Lists 1893-1957.
Little E. Adams, 23, b. 3 June 1929, Westwood, Lassen Co., CA. Ship Name=P and T Pathfinder Shipped out=Nov 11, 1952 from San Francisco Port of Departure=Vancouver, British Columbia Port of Arrival=Portland, Oregon Source: Oregon Passenger and Crew Lists 1888-1957.
A Little Adams b. 3 June 1929 d. Aug 1967. His soc. sec. # was assigned in California in 1952. Source: Social Security Death Index.
You'll need a copy of his obituary to find any of his children. You'll find obituary volunteers at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness. Go to raogk.org, read guidelines, choose Oregon, choose Multnomah Co. and choose one volunteer. Successful Searching! Description=6', 180 lbs, tattoes on both arms.