John served in the Marine Corp/Air Force during the Korean War.  Joined the marines out of high school and went to Korea as an infantry man. Was a “smart” volunteer about choosing his volunteer jobs and ended up reassigned as an admin on the 5th floor in downtown Sam Francisco.

Joined the AF after the war, and then went to OCS and commissioned. Was a financial comptroller.USS General John pope.

The last pic is of John Chestrom and Lee Brinkman: John came to Korea on that ship and Lee got on it to go home. They never knew until they compared notes a couple years ago and figured it out!

Thank you for your service John.