- Published: Friday, 01 October 1999 00:00
- Written by Administrator
Clarendon Robert Hetrick
Seaman First Class
Clarendon R. Hetrick 2014
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: Recently passed away, hidden for privacy
- Rate: S1/c (Seaman First Class)
- Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
- Enlisted: 28 November 1940
- Place: San Diego, California
- Onboard USS Arizona: 26 January 1941
- From: NTS San Diego
- Transferred: 7 December 1941
- To: USS Lexington for duty
- Date of Birth: 26 May 1923
- Place of Birth: Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Date of Death: 18 April 2016
- Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada
In 1946 Clare Hetrick joined the Navy Reserve on active duty and later served at NAS Los Alamitos. In 1949 he left the Navy and joined the Air Force and did duty in Korea. After duty around the country and spanning over 2 decades, Clare finally retired in January of 1961.
"The atrocity of the attack on civilians last year [9/11/2001] should be remembered for decades to come, but history repeats itself, and if people don't keep on their toes, it's likely to happen again." Clare Hetrick
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