HAMPTON: A CENTURY OF TOWN AND BEACH, 1888-1988
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Chapter 17 Photographs
Serving Their Country at Home and in Battle
Hampton Men and Women Endure Four Tragic Wars
World War I
(Note: Page numbers are from Mr. Randall's book.)
Page 654: Parked adjacent to Brooks Garage in Hampton Center, waiting to go to a Carnival Week parade in September 1918, are veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic, Perkins Post 78: Commander Oliver H. Godfrey, front seat, and Jeremiah Gilman Mace, Orlando L. Blake, Otis H. Whittier, Warren Perkins, and Jacob T. Godfrey. Courtesy Gertrude Palmer.
Page 656: Jacob T. Godfrey, 1863, in his Civil War uniform. Courtesy Gertrude Palmer.
Page 657: Rest rooms of the War Camp Community Service at the Ashwsorth, World War I. Courtesy Myra Driscoll.
Page 659: Edmund A. Ring in World War I uniform. Courtesy Beverly Ring Prakop and Lloyd C. Ring, Jr.
Page 659: Herbert L. Tobey, a leading Hampton businessman, organized the Hampton Co-operative Bank and was a partner with Dean Merrill in their insurance agency. As town clerk from 1917 through 1919, he was a leader in the town's war-related efforts. Courtesy Tobey and Merrill Insurance Agency.
World War II
Page 665: World War II Men's Auxiliary Police on the steps of the Court House, March 1942. Front row, from left: Morrill Paul, Herbert A. Casassa, Scott W. Paul, and John A. Churchill. Middle row: Thomas H. O'Brien, Norman Coffin, Lawrence C. Hackett, John B. Scruton, and Cecil Seavey. Back row: Robert O. A. Elliot, Edward S. Seavey, Jr., Arnold Hammond, Fred R. Batchelder, and G. Roland Janvrin. Courtesy H. Alfred Casassa.
Page 667: George Ashworth's World War II ration book. Courtesy Myra Driscoll.
Page 671: Ring Brothers in World War II uniforms: Lloyd (Pat), Myrle, and Wendell (Buster). Courtesy Beverly Ring Prakop and Lloyd C. Ring, Jr.
Page 673: Rita Palmer, army nurse and prisoner of war, March 1945. Left shoulder medals are Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Philippines decoration, Philippines Defense, Asiatic with two stars, Pre-Pearl Harbor. Right shoulder medals are Presidential Citation with two oak leaf clusters, left sleeve with six stripes, each stripe representing six months overseas. Courtesy Ansell Palmer.