Awhile back I sent for and received all of my dad's Navy records. I believe that h should have received a Purple Heart also. I wonder if it was the same mine that caused both of their injuries? The other diver I told you about also talked about a mine exploding near the ship. It happened in March..I don't remember the year. I can't remember where I found the article online but I'll look for it. My dad wasn't a diver but the storekeeper. Can you give me your email address so we can "talk" off of the board?