Roots in Ripon
had us all transfixed during his 45 minute talk. Chief Walling served as a Signalman, thus the Navy rank/rate CSM (Chief, Signal Man). In his day, signal flags were still the primary means of communicating ship-to-ship, especially when maintaining radio silence.
out to the Ripon Chamber Foundation, noting “4th of July,” and then mail it to the:
Ripon Chamber of Commerce, 929 W. Main Street, Ripon, CA 95366
Chicago Tribune - Pearl Harbor attack frozen in time for 91-year-old Navy veteran