Bedford Turner HOBACK

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE20363617
AGE30 yo
DATE OF BIRTH15 February 1914 Bedford County VIRGINIA
ETATVIRGINIA
FAMILYParents: John S HOBACK & Macey E ROBERTSON HOBACK
Siblings: Raymond, Mabel, Elsie, Rachel, Lucille & Cecil
RELIGIONMethodist
RANKPVT
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTWorker in a factoryVA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT3 february 1941 National Guard Bedford VIRGINIA
 COMPANYCompany A - 1st Battalion
REGIMENT 116th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION 29th Infantry Division

Surnom "Blue and Gray" Devise "29th Let's go!"

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DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944hoback bedford tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHVierville sur Mer - Omaha Beach
CEMETERY TEMPORARY

CEMETERY TEMPORARY of  St LAURENT N° 3505

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Story of Temporary Cemetery

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
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DECORATION

Purple Heart

 

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STORY

Lucille, Sister of Bedford and Raymond

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In the city of Bedford, Virginia, on Sunday, June 11, 1944, 14-year-old Lucille Hoback was preparing to go to Mass with the family.

"We then received the first telegram announcing that my brother Bedford had been killed.On Monday 12 we received the second telegram announcing that Raymond was missing, and a month later a package arrived from" somewhere in France ". a soldier told us that he had found Raymond's Bible on the beach, with name and address.

He said he did not know if Raymond was dead or alive, but anyway his family would like to get his Bible back.

On this Bible, you could see the mark of the bag strap. The book was not wet or deteriorated; he was probably wrapped in plastic. Someone told us that he had been injured, placed with others on the beach waiting to be evacuated on a ship, but that the tide might have covered them up and drowned.Raymond was pronounced dead 1 year later and his body was never found. Harold Baumgarten, who later became a doctor, told us that he had seen a bullet hit Bedford and then ricocheted him, injuring him.

Bedford Hoback, sick, to whom the military doctors offered to be repatriated to America, did not want to abandon his younger brother Raymond. He also embarks on the evening of June 4 for Omaha Beach with the others, a lifejacket around his neck, and with a life insurance

Some of those present knew little more than families. Roy Stevens was never able to find his twin brother Ray.

"I asked many of those who were next to him, I was told to go to the cemetery.

I knew then that Ray was dead.

         I was so shaken that I started volunteering for anything.     Colonel Canham calmed me down. "

                                          "The war will not be won with one man, everyone will take his share"

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Brother's Bedford

 


Raymond Samuel HOBACK fleche droite Fiche

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER20363618hoback raymond
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH21 janvier 1920
STATE Bedford  County VIRGINIAhoback raymond tombe
FAMILYParents: John S HOBACK & Macey E ROBERTSON HOBACK
Siblings: Bedford, Mabel, Elsie, Rachel, Lucille & Cecil
RANKStaff Sergeant
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1941VA 
 UNIT

Company A   -  1st Battalion

116thInfantry Regiment  -  29th Infantry Division

DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944

Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment 29th Infantry Division

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The 75 men of Company A from the 116th Regiment 29th Division posing for this picture come from the same American village of Bedford, Virginia.
Three men, extras among the missing, will be absent when this photo was taken.
19 of them, 4.23% of the population of this village, will die during the first minutes of the assault in front of Vierville-sur-mer.

Pass on the photo to see the missing of Bedford
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Story of  Bedford's Boy


TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN CEMETERY of NORMANDY

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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOABMC - Frédéric LAVERNHE -
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
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