Albert Milton Riss served honorably in the WWII Naval Armed Guard Service. He earned the American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal with one star and the Victory Medal. Albert received his boot training at USNTC at Newport, RI and gunnery training at the Armed Guard School at Little Creek, Virginia and was then assigned to the Naval Armed Guard Center at Brooklyn, NY. He served on the SS Samuel Adams and was then hospitalized briefly at the US Navy Dispensary in Palermo, Italy, USN Mobile Hospital, Oran, Algeria and US Navy Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He was then assigned to the SS Java and finally to the USS Henry W. Tucker. He was discharged 16 February 1946 as a Seaman First Class and returned home to Stanford, Ct. Albert is deceased but those who knew him are encouraged to email his son, Mark Riss, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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