In 2004, my wife and I took a belated vacation to Hawaii and met up with Charlie & Gail Dayton from St. Louis..Turns out that his brother and my dad were on the U.S.S. Essex in the Korean War at the same time. Course, with over 1,000 personnel on board,they never met each other. Gail said that they came to Ohio every year for the Soap Box Derby and had this favorite restaurant they went to. Hartville Kitchen,1 mile from our house. We have met up every year since then for food AND fellowship. P.S. Charlie was U.S.Navy also and he and his wife spent time in Hawaii when he was in the service. All of us were in Honolulu waiting to change planes to another island when Charlie & I had the privilege of saying hello to Sen. Inoyue(?) in the airport terminal.

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