Stryker family papers 1800-1847
Santo R. Ferrara enlisted in the United States Navy around October 1943 and served as a fireman and machinist's mate with a construction battalion (Seabees). After training at Camp Peary, Virginia, and Camp Endicott and Camp Thomas, Rhode Island, he served in the Pacific Theater near the end of World War II. During the war, Ferrara's wife Marjorie lived in West Somerville, Massachusetts, with their daughter Patty, who was born in late 1943. Henry Ferrara, Santo's brother, lived in Suitland Manor, Maryland, throughout much of the war and served in the Navy Reserve. Their brother Billy served with the United States Army in the Philippines until at least November 1945.