RETIRED NAVY CAPT. James Kessler, 92, talks about his naval career that began in World War II. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
A CAREER ENDS, A CAREER BEGINS — In 1969, James Kessler, left, retires from the U.S. Navy and his son, John Kessler, graduates from the Maritime Academy.
THE USS Boise passes by USS Yorktown in May 1943.