SQ 2016- James Block
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SubjectMemories of Parents; Veteran; Navy; U.S.S. Enterprise; Pearl Harbor; Artifacts; Radio; Pacific Front
James Block gives us an insight to his father’s and grandfather’s experience in the Second World War. He does this through reading his dad’s letters and also by telling the stories of his father being aboard the most decorated ship in the war, The U.S.S. Enterprise. The letters his father, George Lawrence Block, wrote mostly to his mother, Margaret and father contained many details about his life on the Enterprise. He explains his life living in a Navy household and being influenced by his father’s experiences of the war.
James Block talked about his father's and grandfather's lives and how it was effected by war and the Navy. Block discusses and even reads out load his favorite letters that his father wrote to his grandmother during the war. His favorite letters include descriptions of George Block's feelings about war right after Pearl Harbor and the story about his Naval ship almost colliding with a Battleship. James Block also explains the Naval Slang that was used in his house.