By Mike Dunn 

Dick Ament, U.S. Navy


Mike Dunn

Dick Ament was 89 and one-half years old on Veterans Day. His birthday is July 11.

"I graduated High School, and the next thing I knew I was in the Navy," Dick Ament said of how he joined the military. "There wasn't any choice back then, everyone was going into the service."

Ament served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 during the peak of World War II in the Pacific. He said he served as a (Relief Man) and worked as a mortar machinist mate.

"I did all different kinds of things on different ships," Ament explained. He said he was on a Patrol Craft Support (PCS) most of his service.

Most of his service during wartime took place in eastern Pacific islands, such as Guam, Saipa...

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