Salvatore saying goodbye to his wife, my grandma, in 1952.  They were recently married.  While he was on board his ship, my grandmother gave birth to their first child, my dad.  My grandfather got a telegram that announced his wife had a baby, but it did not say if it was a boy or girl.  He had to wait until he returned home from service to find out he had a son.   

Salvatore saying goodbye to his wife, my grandma, in 1952.  They were recently married.  While he was on board his ship, my grandmother gave birth to their first child, my dad.  My grandfather got a telegram that announced his wife had a baby, but it did not say if it was a boy or girl.  He had to wait until he returned home from service to find out he had a son.