I received this picture on the 27th Dec. 2018 from Brendan Murphy. Brendan Murphy is the son of famous artist John Cullen Murphy. Brendan and I served together in the Navy Diving School in Pearl Harbor in 1984. He was a very good Petty Officer. He made Master Diver and Master Chief Petty Officer. He still works for the Navy as a civilian and recertifies diving systems on Navy ships. That is why he came here, to Subic Bay, a few years ago to recertify a system on a ship. It was great reunion between shipmates after 30 years.
Brendon wrote this:
A copy of one of Dad’s paintings. Notice it was early in the war when he had only 4 stars. The original is signed by the General.
On the same day Brendon sent another email and sent this:
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I was just taking another look at my Dad’s signature and it says Captain. This would mean that he had probably started to serve as General Maquette’s aide.
This picture looks very similar than the picture I posted in this thread 14th Aug. 2018 and I cannot tell whether it is the sam or not. But there are some differences.