Hoarty, Leo, AO2

Aviation Ordnanceman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1945-1945, NAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Cold War
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  1946, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Always glad to hear from former shipmates. My wife Dorothy, of 56 1/3 years passed away May 17, 2002. We have 7 children and 6 grand-children. I began service at age 16 in the Maryland State Guard and went to camp but that life was not for me and I enlisted in the Navy the day I was 17. I lasted til discharge on Feb. 1, 1946 and I think the Navy was glad to get rid of me. I received the most unearned Good Conduct Medal in Navy history. 
                 One of the reason I accepted the invitation to join this website is that I have been saving memorabilia of the Navy and Navy friends for 62 years. It may take me a year but I am trying to enter several photos each day that I saved and collected from WW2 which I wish to share. I also welcome photos from anybody of those three ships.
                  We also lost some 1200 shipmates whom I intend to list from the three ships I served on. I will do my best to get this done before too long. I now have the names and rank listed in each of my first two ship's categories.
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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew Wings

 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffNAS PensacolaAviation Free Gunnery SchoolUSS Wasp (CV-18)
USS Franklin (CV-13)USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)US Navy
  1943-1943, Aviation Radar Operators School
  1943-1943, NAS Pensacola
  1943-1943, (AO) Aviation Ordnanceman
  1943-1943, Aviation Free Gunnery School
  1943-1944, USS Wasp (CV-18)
  1944-1944, USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1944-1945, USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)
  1945-1945, NAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)6
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)5
 Colleges Attended 
Stetson UniversityCollege of William and Mary
  1946-1947, Stetson University
  1955-1956, College of William and Mary
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