BHarold Loyd Redding joined the Navy in 1943 at age 17 to fight in WWII. He served as a Third Class petty officer. For a long time, Redding was unable to talk about his experiences during WWII. He noted, however, that he wrote them down in March 2000 after being encouraged by his wife. For more, see the Jan. 1, 2013 edition.