I am researching my father's WWII experience. He served as a longshoreman in the 206th Port Co. as part of the Ryukyu campaign. I know very little about his wartime exploits, but I'll give you his name and the names of some of his buddies from the 206th on the off chance that one of them may mean something to you. Dad just passed away last week, and I have found many photos from his service days among his possessions. This has piqued my curiosity, and I'd like to find out as much as I can about the contribution he made to our nation's freedom. His name is Thomas F. Meehan , from Brooklyn, NY.He trained at Fort Dix, NJ and was stationed in Oahu Hawaii either before or after going to the Ryukyus. I believe he may have seen active duty on Okinawa, and that in September of 1945 he was sent to Korea.
Here are the names of four of his buds, who I believe were in Oahu at the same time as him: J. T. Keel (Jake) from ALA. Morris Tabolsky (Tabby) from NJ. Mike Nash from NY Beamon Medlock (Shorty) from ALA.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. If any of the above names mean anything to you, don't hesitate to contact me.