My Father, John T. Alstrom, Jr. (1914-1984), was a professional Army Officer from the beginning of WW II until 1951 when he had to retire because he had his leg blown off in Korea when he stepped on a land mine. He was born in Baltimore, Md., and died in Sun City, Arizona. After he retired from the Army, he and my stepmother lived in Monterey Park, California, where he worked helping disabled veterans.
During WWII, father was first in China then transferred to the Aleutian Islands.
After WWII, father was stationed in Germany where my mother and myself went to live with him for six months. He was a Captain but then was promoted to a Major at the time he was discharged in 1951.