a seaman for 70 years, served in 4 wars.
His ship was sunk by a German U-boat in WWI,
sunk twice in WWII
and he spent 5 days in a lifeboat;
and was in charge of a ferry that rescued 1200 men at Dunkirk and was sunk forthe 4 time.
He survived them all – only to be hit by a truck in Baltimore.