A Sailor's Story: Storekeeper First Class Hector Eugene Wade Jr.

Storekeeper First Class Hector Eugene Wade was born on February 7, 1918, in Greenville, South Carolina.

He was raised in Virginia and eventually settled in Columbia, North Carolina.

Storekeeper First Class Hector Wade enlisted in the US Navy during World War II 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 First Class Hector Eugene Wade died. He rests in the Oakwood Cemetery in Columbia, North Carolina.


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