Residence: Chillicothe, Mo.
Family: Wife, Mary; son, Mike; daughter, Gail
Occupation: Retired farmer
Education: Chillicothe Business College (4 years), at government expense
Military service: Navy for 4 years and 18 months in Navy hospitals with fever caused by radiation from A-bomb at Nagasaki, Japan
Rank: 3rd Class Petty Officer
Assignment: Three battles: Iwo Jima, Philippines, and Okinawa; two in occupation of Japan, after they surrendered
Veteran profile: Tom Murphy