|David Austin Lacey|
David Austin Lacey was born September 24, 1918 in Alameda, California. His parents, Thomas Mark Lacey and Sarah Kilcullen, had moved to Alameda from San Francisco after the earthquake in 1906. David was their second-youngest child. David’s younger brother Edmund Owen was born in 1922, but died as a baby, so David was the youngest of the surviving children. He had five brothers and one sister.
David graduated from Alameda High School. From October 1938 to February 1942, David worked as a clerk for Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco. In 1942, during World War II, he joined the US Navy. During the war, he spent time in training school at Terminal Island, in Long Beach, California. He then served as the Assistant to the Gunnery Officer on the U.S.S. Wateree in the Pacific Theater. At the war’s end, in 1945, he returned to California, shortly before the U.S.S. Wateree was sunk by a typhoon.
|David Lacey during his service in the US Navy|
|David and Jeanette Lacey as newlyweds|
|Christmas was always fun at Granny and Grandpa's house|
|Grandpa with me in 1975|