My dad was on the tuskaloosa in 1945. He was a us marine with the sixth marine division, 22nd regiment that landed on the beaches in okinawa on april 1 1945. He was one of seven that came down from sugarloaf hill. He also took part in the surrender of japan in tsingtao , china on october 25, 1945. I am not sure if they knew each . I will be glad to hear from you. His name Louis F. Mariano pvt.