Pearl Harbor: Joseph Wolk (Gunners mate), the father of my cousin Patricia
Hamm, was aboard the USS Tennessee. Next to it was the
USS California when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Aboard it was Ervin O.
Schmidt who later joined the USS Submarine Force where he was assign to the USS Torsk (SS-423). Mr. Schmidt was raised at Marshfield,
Wisconsin, and now lives at Edmonds, Washington.
He is our friend and is in my book.