Hello. i live in Mansfield,MA. I was recently in a Doctor's office in Mansfield where I take my mother who has Alzheimer's disease to have her toe nails cut by a Dr Lavin. in came an elderly man and his wife. He was quite spry for his age and had a good sense of humor. He struck up a conversation with me.He told me he was 96 years old.He went on to say that he sold a business for millions of dollars and now lives at Willow Crossing in Mansfield. A pricey Housing for the elderly. He told me some stories about food being delivered on horse drawn vehicles ect.... He wasn't a VET because my dad is 91 and was in the British Army during WW2,but he told me his name was "Chapman" and that he wanted to enlist in 1945 (War ended !!!),bur he was talked out of joining at Forrest Hills because he was married with 2 children. So if anyone wants to contact a "Chapman" living in Mansfield, maybe he could help answer your questions. I was curious and looked up SS Pierce and a "BING SEARCH" brought me to this message board.