My dad, Robert J. Powers was a Marine CorpsDad's USMC VMD 154 3-7-2013 010 First Sergeant in WWII stationed in the South Pacific.  His Marine air recon unit was VMD 154. Click here to Read more about the VMD

They photographed the islands of Truck, Guadalcanal and many others in preparation for the great battles. He then had a forty four (44) year career with F.W. Woolworth Company.   Bob (from Atlantic City, New Jersey) and his wife Cathy (from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) had seven children (Mike, Steve, John, Paul, Cathy, Debby & Mary all still living) and twenty grandchildren.  My dad died in 1988 at the young age of 68. My mother died in 2006.