Seeking information and family of William F. Hogaboom, who served in the US Marine Corps. Was a Lt. during World War II, posthumously promoted to Capt. Was a Prisoner of War in the Philippines, after serving in China with the Shanghai Marines. He was aboard the Oruyku Maru when it was sunk in the bay (14 Dec 44).
Prior to attending Annapolis, Capt. Hogaboom lived in Vicksburg, MS, where he graduated from Carr Central High School in the 1930's. It is believed that he has a brother, possibly named Peter or Petier, who may still be living.
Am seeking any family connected with Capt Hogaboom. My grandfather and Capt. Hogaboom were dear friends, and POWs together in the Philippines. Any assistance you can provide, would be most gratefully appreciated.
Please contact me directly at NVHen@aol.com
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Thank you!!! Etta