Born in WilkeS-Barre Pa 1933. US Merchant Marine, Great Lakes 1951. US Coast Guard 1951 to 1954. Radio Operator. US Merchant Marine 1956-1958. Federal Aviation Adminintration 31 Years, Fremont California, Puerto Rico, Jacksonville Florida, Anchorage Alaska, Edward Air Force Base, retired in 1989. US Merchant Marine, Persian Gulf 1991 Radio Officer on Merchant ship.
RE: Sgt Bobby Lee Waddell I found one Ancestry tree with Bobby's name -- I sent the owner a message to see if he has a photo. If I get a reply I'll let you know. I'll also go to the Flint Library to see if there's a photo in the Flint Journal (I assume his death would have been announced in the paper) and, assuming he went to a Flint high school, I'll see if they have any yearbooks.
family Hornbeck High School, Hornbeck, La...... Floyd's Dad, was J.D. Williams, my first cousin, Floyd's Mom, Mae McConathy, also a cousin..they had 14 children...all my cousin's... Lee Raymond Williams (living) Lelan Williams (dec.) Lemand Williams (dec.) Billy Fisher Williams (living) Duffy Joe Williams (dec.) McArthur Williams (dec.) Virgil Omega Williams (dec.) Floyd Charles Williams (dec.) Infant Boy Williams (dec.) Infant Girl Williams (dec.) James Fred Williams (living) Charles Tryon Williams (living) Dwight Jeil Williams (living) Shirley Williams Hamrick (living) cousin J.D.'s Dad was Uncle Billie Williams, my grandpa J.A. Williams' brother.....
I'm sorry but I don't have a picture of Bobby Waddell and not sure who might, unless you can find one of his children (if he had any). Sometimes I have been able to find pics on Ancestry.com in the family trees. Bessie was my mom's aunt and as you can see, she passed away very young so we never knew her.
RE: Richard Champ Clark Ribert I can't answer your question. I can only go by the article/obit. I only say C would be the same as Champ as long as both have the same dates in the same address. Thanks, Jean