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Name

Dr. Billy Lee Hawkins YOHO, Esquire, M

Birth

24 Oct 1925, Huntington, Cabell County, WV Age: 74

Occupation

Attorney at Law

Religion

Christian-Protestant-Presbyterian

Education

Central NHigh School, University of MD CP, AB, University of MD School of Law Baltimore, MD, JD

Father

Wilbert Wiley Church YOHO Sr., M (1885-1964)

Mother

Nellie Pansy Bryan HAWKINS, F (1884-1930)

Other spouses

Martha Helene Sue Knott CARROLL, F

Military

He is a proud veteran of World War II, having suspending his studies at the Mt. Rainier Junior-Senior High School, in June of 1943, when he joined, after his Dad signed and gave his permission for Bill, to commence a minority cruise (17 to 21 years of age) as a regular in the United States Navy. From Naval Recruiting Station, DC, a physical and swearing-in Arlington, VA on 23 Jul 1943, he entered active service and by train from Union Station, DC to Railroad Station, Geneva, NY, then by bus to Sampson, NY, 24 Jul 1943. First, as an Apprentice Seaman, he spent nine weeks at boot camp at Naval Training Station, Sampson, NY. Thereafter, as Seaman 2/C, 10 Sep 1943, GG Bernard, Lieut (jg), USNR, he went to Naval Training School, Gunners Mate School, Sampson, NY, 30 Sep 1943, for twelve weeks, [qualified by examination 41 in a class of 122, with a final mark of 85.5 (62.5 is pass.) AP Jones, Lt. USNR, 27 Dec 1943] then 30 Dec 1943, as Seaman 1/C, he was transferred by order HA BADT, Captain, USN DMM to serve a period as a gunnery instructor at Anti- Aircraft Training Center, Shell Beach, LA which is 25 miles outside of New Orleans on Lake Borgne, 8 Jan 1944, FG Brent Manley, Lt. USNR. 21 Jan 1944 he was then transferred to the U. S. Navy Hospital, New Orleans, LA for a month for a tonsillectomy, BF Edington, Jr., Ens (HC) USN. 21 Feb 1944, he then reported back to Shell Beach, for duty 1 Mar 1944, and on 2 Mar 1944, appointed and accepted Gunner Mate 3/C, Professional Qualification, Conduct, and Marks - 21 Mar 1944, Rate GM3c, Prof in rate - 3.5; Seamanship - 3.5; Mech Ability - 3.4; Leadership Ability 3.5; Conduct - 4.0, F. C. Brent Manley, Lieut., USNR. 21 Mar 1944, he transferred and left LA Sub Chaser Training Center, Miami, FL for training and ultimate assignment by the CO, CB Beasley, to attend the Gunnery School, Sub Chaser's Training Center Miami, FL, 3 Apr 1944 to 15 Apr 1944, final mark 3.44 - Subject and Mark - Depth Charge 3.1; 3"/50 Gun, 3.4; 20 MM Gun 3.6; Small Arms 4.0; Ammunition 2.9; 1.1 Gun 3.6; 40 MM Gun 3.9; Spotting. 3.8; Hedghog 2.8 RC Tannyer, OIC, USN. Then 13 May 1944, transferred to Receiving Station, New Orleans, LA for duty in the USS PC-1144, detail and on board when commissioned. HC Durkee, Lt. USNR - Gilbert R. Whitworth, Lieut Comd USN, a 164 feet patrol craft and her first tour was in the Caribbean, Gulf SeaCom. Later she went to the Pacific. 1 Oct 1944 Completed GM2c Course - Mark 3.57 Exe Off.
At the very conclusion of the mine sweep classes, Bill suggested to the Skipper, Thompson, that the gun crews would do well if they could take advantage and receive its gunnery training at Shell Beach. It was arranged and from that day on he was known as the 'Shell Beach Gunners Mate.' It was most opportune since they were scheduled to pick the boat up in New Orleans. She was built in Bay City, MI and she was floated with mast laying horizontal on its deck down the Mississippi.
Several months later, after Iwo Jima, 16 Jun 1945, he left the PC1144, Harry A. Thompson, Jr. Lt. USNR, Commanding Officer, for Gunners Mates & Electro Hydraulic - New Construction - to attend the advanced gunner's mate school in Anacostia, DC. He was received on board Receiving Station, Navy Yard, DC by CWA Campbell, Capt, USN Ret. 27 Jun 1995. He attended from 20 Aug 1945 to 8 Sep 1945 and attained the average make of 77. Subject - Mark - Hours, 40 MM Gun and Mount 79 42; 5"/38 Gun & Mount 69 42; 20 MM Gun & Mount 82 27; Ammunition 88 15, EW Chrissun, LT. USNR. He was to train at the 5"/38 anti-aircraft school; Japan surrendered.
While waiting for a crew for his next ship, he was trained and worked in the Material Preservation School at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where he helped to moth-ball the gun mounts of a retired battle wagon of the North Carolina Class. 22 Sep 1945, he was transferred CWA Campbell, Capt., USN Ret. to Naval Training Station, Newport, RI 23 Sep 1945, for duty in the USS Oregon City (CA122) detail and on board when commissioned. CE Braine, Commodore, USN.
23 Sep 1945, he then went to Newport, RI where the 4th Division, he herded, awaited to commission the new class heavy cruiser USS Oregon City, CA 122, at the South Boston Navy Yard. JC Ramsier, Ship's Clerk, USN 15 Feb 1946, he was transferred to Receiving Station, Boston, MA for duty CFO USS Oregon City. LE Fullmer, Lt.(jg) USN. Thereafter she, the OC, spent the rest of Bill's minority cruise on shake down and in the Atlantic. The OC was built in Fall River, MA. Bill learned lately that she is in Mothballs in Philadelphia Navy Yard. 1 May 1946 He completed the Navy Training Course for GM2c with a mark of 3.6, DL Rosendahl, Ens., USN. 24 Jul 1946, he satisfactorily completed a one week Instructor Training Course ending 19 Jul 1946, NTS, Newport, RI DL Rosendahl, Ens., USN. 11 Oct 1946, he was transferred to Receiving Station, Flushing Avenue, NY (Brooklyn) for discharge. AT Odegaard, Lt (CD) USNR . He was discharged at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1946.
13 April 1946, he served outside the continental limits of the US this date, LE Fullmer, Lt. (jg). Entitled to wear the WW II Victory ribbon and medal, LE Fullmer, Lt. (jg). American Area, Good Conduct.
Bill's address at enlistment was 3505 RI Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD. He completed 3 years, 3 months, and 15 days of service. He was issued an Honorably Discharge 7 Nov 1946, CSS: 3073455, Serial C3065100, Reason and Authority EE CL 193-46. AJ Bizub, CS Clk, USN On discharge he received the usual insurance directions, and payment of $66; mileage of $11.35; initial mustering out pay $100 .
He continued a close relationship with his shipmates on the PC, Hugh C. Yount of High Point, NC, who lived and worked here until about five years ago. Hugh died Jan 1995, Bill learned from Jean. Also, a fellow member of the Bar, the late James F. Fitzgerald, an attorney practicing in the Montgomery County area.
He is a member of the Phillips -Kleiner Post 5627 Veterans of Foreign Wars, since 1955, and the American Legion Post 217 in College Park.
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Marriage

20 Apr 1970, Annapolis, Anne Arundle County, MD

Spouse

Shirley Ann Stone MORRIS, F

Birth

20 Jan 1937, Marting, Fayette County, WV Age: 62

Occupation

Secretary

Education

Bir Reg 293

Religion

Christian - Protestant - Baptist

Father

Roy Lee Hardway MORRIS, M (1897-1970)

Mother

Maggie Lillian Brogan STONE, F (1911-1985)

Other spouses

Robert Marshall DOLBY, M

Last Modified 31 Oct 1999

Created 19 Dec 1999 by Reunion for Macintosh


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