Biography of Bernard W. Hargadon
CCCMan, Enrollee, unknown Company, unknown Camp, near Lakehurst, New Jersey
My brother Bernard
W. Hargadon was a member of the ‘Corps’ somewhere
at or near
On that date above occurred the Hindenburg dirigible disaster, destroyed by fire trying to land at the tower in the U.S. Naval Air Station on 5-6-‘37. Many lives were lost and a number of others were badly burned.
Bernard being one of the truck drivers responded to the emergency and searched for the ones still alive but badly burned or crippled with broken bones from jumping out before the “H.” came to the ground. He helped all those people into his truck and took them to the nearest hospital. He made many trips like that and then took the burned bodies to another area to be sorted and accounted for. He worked tirelessly for many hours and later he received a thankful commendation from the U.S. Navy Dept.
know anything more or the date he died in a small hospital in upstate
----- Joseph W. Hargadon
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