I am, like a lot of people, trying to piece together my family tree. My grandfather, also John, served in WWII, and died I beleive around 1955in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He married Jean Van Sloten from Paterson New Jersey before the war and they had a child, a boy, also John, who was born with a cleft palate and club foot. The strain from many things caused a divorce I think was before 1950. There was a near total break so there isn't much info out there. This seems rather odd but I believe my grandfather re-married and had another boy and named him John as well, although that may be a tale. I think my grandmother's maiden name was Sousa. There's a mystery for you.