WWII Navy Buddies and Lifelong Friends Ross family photo
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WWII Navy Buddies and Lifelong Friends

Snapshot of WWII Navy buddies and devoted lifelong friends, STEPHEN EARL ROSS, SR. (1921-1980) and WALTER (OBIE) OBERMEIER. Snapshot taken in San Francisco, California; the auto was purchased with an empty cigarette can of coins. In 1940, Stephen and Obie went aboard Battleship USS MARYLAND BB-46.They served togther through World War II, both Pearl Harbor survivors. They boarded ship in Bremerton, Washington and served together at Pearl Harbor, Midway, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan, Palau, Leyte and Okinawa. Each retired with 20 years of service. ... show more

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WWII Navy Buddies and Lifelong Friends

Walter (Obie) Obermeier

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Also in this photo: Walter (Obie) Obermeier at 20 years old  ·  Stephen Earl Ross at 20 years old