F1c Joseph Ernest Hood

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Joseph Ernest Hood

Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Death: December 07, 1941 (20-21)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States (Injuries from the bombing of Pearl Harbor)
Place of Burial: Wilmington National Cemetery Wilmington New Hanover County North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Roland Hill Hood, Sr. and Ruth Grace Hood
Brother of Roland Hill Hood, Jr.; Wesley Whitaker Hood; Beulah Grace Hood; David George Hood and Howard Herman Hood

Occupation: U.s. Navy
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About F1c Joseph Ernest Hood


The war with Japan came close to Bladen county on Tuesday when Rowland H. Hood, Sr., of Clarkton, received an official message that his son, Joseph E. Hood, had given his life in defense of his country at Pearl Harbor, on that memorable day, December 7.

Joseph was 21 years of age, and had been in the Naval service since 1939. He was rated as first class fireman. He graduated from the Clarkton high school in 1938 as valedictorian of his class, and was a young man of many sterling qualities. He took active interest in the church, and is said to have had an unusual knowledge of the Scriptures.

He is survived by his father and four brothers, Whitaker Hood, also stationed at Hawaii; Roland Hood, stationed with the Army at Fort Bragg; David and Howard Hood, of the home place.

His deep interest and thought of his family at home was evidenced by the fact that he had already sent $25 to his father to purchase gifts for the family at Christmas, and various Christmas cards have since been received from him.

(Joseph Earnest Hood was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was a crew member of the USS West Virginia (BB-48).)

Joseph Ernest Hood died Dec. 7, 1941 aboard the USS West Virginia during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His brother Wesley Whitaker Hood was also at the same place aboard the USS Wasp. Joseph and Whitaker for some unknown reason had gotten together for a conservation on the night of December 6, 1941. The next morning Whitaker saw the blast of the West Virginia which took the life of his older brother.

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F1c Joseph Ernest Hood's Timeline

North Carolina, United States
December 7, 1941
Age 21
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Wilmington National Cemetery Wilmington New Hanover County North Carolina