I'm sorry to hear that Erwin passed away. I believe that he is my grand father on my maternal side. I'm not certain, because I never met him. I just did a search on Google of "Erwin B. Vassar" & this web site came up. I have a ceftificate from the USMC that states he was promoted to the rank of Corporal on April 1, 1938. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Oklahoma. I found this certificate in an old cigar box of photos from my mothers side of the family. My mother's name is Jean Chloe Vassar, & unfortunately she passed away in 1991. If anyone has any information about Erwin I would be very excited to get it. I don't know very much about my mother's family on her paternal side.