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Drew Roberts Hitch
(1875-1944)
Olla Pearl Pedigo
(1881-1922)
John Robert Jewell
(1842-1908)
Victoria Hazal
Ernest Ray Hitch
(1902-1938)
Lois Victoria Jewell
(1898-1983)
Herman R. Hitch
(1921-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Helen Woods

Herman R. Hitch 2

  • Born: 13 Mar 1921, Barren Co., KY 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Helen Woods in Apr 1942 1

  

Herman R. Hitch went into the Army in 1942 and served in Panama and Europe. He was in General Patton's 3rd Army, 10th Armored "Tiger" Division, Company A 3rd Tank Battalion. His first major engagement was for Metz, France when then made a "famous" 90 degree turn to help with the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium. They suffered many casualties. For this, his unit received the Presidential Unit Citation. He was wounded twice and was evacuated but always returned after short stays in field hospitals. During his service, Herman began driving a tank, then went to Gunner, then Tank Commander, finally reaching the rank of Staff Sargeant by war's end. He was in Bavaria when World War II ended.


Herman married Helen Woods in Apr 1942.1 (Helen Woods was born on 12 Oct 1922 4 and died on 05 Dec 1994 in Mulberry, IN 2 4.)


  

In his letter to me dated, Herman R. Hitch stated he had four daughters and one son.

Sources


1 Correspondence from Herman R. Hitch of 450 W. Hiawatha Drive, Mulberry, IN 46058, dated 4/10/1995).

2 Correspondence from Herman R. Hitch, 450 W. Hiawatha Drive, Mulberry, IN 46058, dated February 27, 1995.

3 E-Mail from Steve Hitch - 3/17/2000 (5:35 PM). Gives must high-level information on the Ernest Ray Hitch family.

4 E-Mail from Steve Hitch - 10/22/2000 (9:01 PM). Included a detailed descendancy file of Drew Robert Hitch.

5 1940 IN Census, Listed as age 18 in Rossville, Clinton Co., IN.


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