A Sailor's Story: Storekeeper 1st Class Hector Eugene Wade Jr.
He was raised in Virginia and eventually settled in Columbia North Carolina.
Storekeeper 1st Class Wade enlisted in the US Navy during WWII and served aboard the USS Fury and USS Kerstin for the duration. He returned to Columbia North Carolina to raise a family.
He retired to Tarpon Springs Florida, where, on February 13, 2012, Storekeeper 1st Class Hector Eugene Wade died. He rests in the Oakwood Cemetery in Columbia North Carolina.