Mr. Frank Ritz served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, primarily in the Philippines. He had lied about his age so that he could sign up early and join the Marines, but ended up in the Navy.
He served on an LCT (Landing Craft Tank) an amphibious vehicle used for a variety of purposes including resupplying the larger battleships and carriers. Frank's LCT, nicknamed the "Tokyo Rose," never saw combat, but effectively worked behind the scenes. Mr. Ritz was stationed in Guam and the Philippines.