|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1920|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 2009|
He married Phyllis Snyder. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Keith Hanchett (Kathy) of Ogden, Utah; a daughter, Carol Lay-Abramovitz (Michael) of Denver, Colorado and four grandchildren, Chase and Connor Hanchett, Jonathan Lay and Ali Abramovitz.
He served in the U.S. Marines Corps during World War II. He was assigned to duty in Pearl Harbor. He later served aboard the battleship West Virginia. After two years of sea duty and the sinking of the West Virginia, he was assigned to the first Marine Division that landed in Okinawa. He was wounded by enemy fire. His life was saved by his dog tag which deflected the bullet from his heart to his lung.
Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Jan 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32861144
J. J. Reber
Added: Feb. 9, 2012
He was probably a Purple Heart recipient but not confirmed at this time.|
Bob & Nancy Cannon
Added: Jan. 12, 2009