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30).  My Mom and Dad    Near Dickinson, North Dakota (1943)

My dad volunteered for the navy during World War II and was sent to Dickinson, North Dakota in 1943 for naval officer training.  He met my mom at a dance in Dickinson the day after he arrived.  A few months later, they went ice skating nearby, shown in this photo, and they got married a few weeks later.  In 1945, my dad, now a naval officer, was sent to China and served there with the navy until 1946.  During my drive back to Bellingham, Washington in 2001, I stopped in Dickinson and found the place where my mom and dad had met at the U.S.O. dance in 1943.