South Pacific Atoll...During WWII,. my dad was a radioman in a Gruman TBF-Torpedo Bomber off the USS Princeton CV-23. After a bombing run near Truk, where they took small arms fire,which apparently punctured the fuel tank they ran out of fuel and had to ditch in the ocean. They all 3 men made it and floated with the tides for 3 days in their raft. They finally made it to an atoll where they spent another couple of days before being captured by a Japanese patrol. He wouldn't talk much about it but this is what I imagined the atoll to look like.
Currently living in Waltham, Massachusetts, I was born and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts. I graduated from Watertown High School in 1968, and I was accepted by Boston University School of Fine Arts and also Northeastern University by the College of Criminal Justice. Not wanting to become a "starving artist", I opted for studies in Law Enforcement. I kept art as a hobby.
I have been a police officer since 1972 for the Concord, Massachusetts Police Department. I am also a Police Composite Sketch Artist. Officially, I have been a police sketch artist since 1996. As a police sketch artist, aside from having a little ability in art one must possess good interviewing skills. It's the job of the artist to produce on paper a...
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