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Veterans Day Tribute
11-NOV-2008 Jack Hoying

Veteran's Day Tribute

Fort Loramie, Ohio

My Father, Vernon Hoying, was a Marine during WWII and served with the 6th Marine Division, 22nd Marines, Company C. He fought on Okinawa and was wounded during the campaign. He returned to his group and finished the tour. One of only 4 out of his platoon of 64 to do so. After the Japenese surrender, he served 6 months in Singtao, China, before returning to the states. He said that when they passed under the Golden Gate Bridge, there wasn't a dry eye on the ship.

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Ann29-Nov-2008 12:19
A wonderful tribute to your Dad, Jack.
Paul Milholland13-Nov-2008 04:17
My Dad, who was in the Army, was wounded on Okinawa too. Small world. . . .
Laura Milholland13-Nov-2008 02:13
Wonderful thing to do, Jack - honoring your dad. Let him know we all appreciate what he gave for his country and for us. I'm glad you're taking every opportunity to enjoy and honor your dad. I sure miss mine. . .
David Jolley13-Nov-2008 00:40
Very nice. What is the story behind the sword?
paplvr12-Nov-2008 22:28
A very touching tribute to your dads service. Linda S
Olivia12-Nov-2008 16:54
A great tribute to your dad, Jack.
Pam Haley - FrogHouse Photo12-Nov-2008 12:27
What a wonderful tribute to your dad!
Give him a hug for me too!
Pauline12-Nov-2008 06:07
Awesome Jack, what a wonderful Dad you have.
Ruth Voorhis12-Nov-2008 04:45
A great tribute, Jack. Nicely done.
foto-baja-mex12-Nov-2008 04:40
Thank your Dad!!!
Barry Ailetcher12-Nov-2008 03:50
Fantastic give him a big HUG for me
Mark Krauss12-Nov-2008 03:11
Semper Fi
Bea.12-Nov-2008 03:11
So many memories.
Steve Thuman12-Nov-2008 03:02
Very nice tribute. And would you do me a favor and thank him from me for his service?