Hobart Ford, Jr. - LST 531

Hobart Ford, Jr. - U. S. Navy
Gunner's Mate, 2nd Class
Name on the Wall of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery

Brief Biography of Hobart Ford, Jr. by his nephew, Hobey Ford

Hobart Ford, Jr. was born September 24, 1924, in Rye, New York, to Hobart & Bertha Ford.  "Hobey" spent his youth sailing with his family on Long Island Sound on the family's schooner, "Jane Dore".  He attended Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, which had a strong sailing tradition.  He was engaged when he joined the Navy.  He was 18 years old at the time of his death.

Hobey on the boom of the "Jane Dore"

Hobey and his mother, Betty

Hobey and his Fiancé

His memorial stone at Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum