Herman Lester Drinkard

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Brown County, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

ENLISTED IN THE U.S. NAVY ON NOVEMBER 5, 1942. HE SERVED AS A GUNNER'S MATE FIRST CLASS ON THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE USS TRIPOLI DURING WWII. HIS SHIP PATROLLED THE SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM RECIFE, BRAZIL, TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, BEFORE BEING SENT TO PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII. HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE NAVY ON JANUARY 25, 1946. HE RECEIVED THE ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN RIBBON, WWII VICTORY MEDAL AND A RIBBON FOR ATLANTIC SERVICE.