|Thomas Anthony Harkins|
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|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1913|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1988|
Los Angeles County
Thomas (Tommy) was born to William and Mary Harkins and was one of 6 children. In Oct 1923, when he was 10, he came with his mom and siblings to USA through Canada, and then on to Phildelphia, PA where his father was working at the time. The whole family would move to Redondo Beach, CA by 1930, and Tommy would finish his high school days there. He was on the Football Team at Redondo Beach High School.
In the 1930s he worked as a machinist and oil worker, perhaps in the oil fields where his maternal family members did.
During World War II, he was in the Navy and served onboard the USS Washington. This battleship had the distinction of being the ship that had sank more tonnage than any other during the war of the Pacific. And all without ever being hit or losing a single life onboard.
He would marry and have a family, of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters, after the war.
William Harkins (1882 - 1968)
Mary Allan Harkins (1886 - 1970)
Created by: Chris Forest
Record added: Nov 24, 2011
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