1st Lt Robert Hosford
Hosford was raised in Denison, TX where he met my Mom
in high school and they were married soon after graduation.
Dad went on after the war to earn a degree in Mechanical
Enginerring from Uiv. of Oklahoma and was called up
again for the Korean Crisis. He did not go overseas.
recollections are limited about him. He was a quiet
and gentle man and completely dedicated to his family.
Very patriotic but as with most of the WWII vets did
not talk readily about his experiences. I have some
of his letters he wrote my Mom from Guam. In one letter
he shared what he could about "what we are doing over
here" and said "I truly believe what we are doing is
to make sure "the boy" (me) will have a free land to
live in and grow up in peace. I pray that this war will
free him and his children from having to face the same."
was the youngest of nine children and the only one to
go to war. He was also the first to die.