May 7, 2007


My brother's name was Robert "Bobby" Morris Hodges. He joined the U.S.Navy at the onset of WWII and was on the USS Genesee, which I am told he helped scuttle to keep the Japs from using. He was later seen by a priest who knew our family in the Death March in Bataan. We have no news of him since. He was considered MIA, was awarded a Purple Heart (sent to our family after we came to Texas - our father's home). My mother returned to the Philippines years later and found his name at the memorial for U.S. servicemen/women in Manila. Not knowing was very hard for her.

Thanks....Dr. Mary Vance

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Background music to this page can be controlled here.
From Dr. Vance -- I suspect Mother and Dad's song, "Red River Valley" would be appropriate.
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