GUNNER’S MATE SECOND CLASS HOBART FORD JR.; U.S. NAVY

September 17, 1924 (New York, NY) – April 28, 1944; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Valley Road, Wilson Point, RowaytonEnlisted on April 5, 1943Service number: 8074952LST-531 Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. When Hobey was almost 18 he was out paddling his kayak on Long Island Sound when a U.S. submarine came up. He paddled over,Continue reading “GUNNER’S MATE SECOND CLASS HOBART FORD JR.; U.S. NAVY”