Grandpa Henry left home in October 1944.  He first went to Washington DC, and then by train to San Francisco, where he boarded a ship to Oahu, Hawaii.  There a certain reporter named John Lardner, from the New Yorker magazine wrote the article, posted here, about  the man Grandpa Knowlton thought of as the “Leader” of the expedition: Stan the Doughnut Man, who had traveled with a contingent of Red Cross people from Washington onward.   Grandpa Henry was to meet most of them again en route to, and on Okinawa, where he finally arrived in April 1945, after a long sea voyage.