ERNEST D. HODGE, LT, USN

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Ernest Hodge '32

Date of birth: October 19, 1909

Date of death: March 1, 1942

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:

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ERNEST DEBBES HODGE

Tuolumne, California

"Micky" "Tuolumne"

How "Tuolumne" ever managed to break away from Paradise, or California, which is next to it, is a wonder. But he did, and became resigned to live for four years away from his beloved state and made the best of Maryland. Much to his surprise it wasn't such a bad place after all.

An injury early in Plebe year put an end to his athletic hopes, forcing him to concentrate his physical efforts at company sports. Company rifle competition is his specialty.

Micky is not what one would call savvy, but by dint of hard and continuous study and an excellent start from Summerville Union High, back in Tuolumne, he has raised himself to a place among the ranking men of the class.

He is occasionally seen dragging, though he seldom goes to hops or informals. From the prominent place on his desk occupied by the picture of a beautiful girl with dreamy eyes and a wistful smile, we think he must be in love. And didn't we see a miniature on his desk some time during second class year? Congratulations, Micky!

Cross Country; 2 Stripes.

1932 Hodge LB.jpg

ERNEST DEBBES HODGE

Tuolumne, California

"Micky" "Tuolumne"

How "Tuolumne" ever managed to break away from Paradise, or California, which is next to it, is a wonder. But he did, and became resigned to live for four years away from his beloved state and made the best of Maryland. Much to his surprise it wasn't such a bad place after all.

An injury early in Plebe year put an end to his athletic hopes, forcing him to concentrate his physical efforts at company sports. Company rifle competition is his specialty.

Micky is not what one would call savvy, but by dint of hard and continuous study and an excellent start from Summerville Union High, back in Tuolumne, he has raised himself to a place among the ranking men of the class.

He is occasionally seen dragging, though he seldom goes to hops or informals. From the prominent place on his desk occupied by the picture of a beautiful girl with dreamy eyes and a wistful smile, we think he must be in love. And didn't we see a miniature on his desk some time during second class year? Congratulations, Micky!

Cross Country; 2 Stripes.

Loss

Ernest was lost when USS Houston (CA 30) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait. He was the ship's communications officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in California. (Note the date of death given is incorrect.)


Class of 1932

Ernest is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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