Information needed

To the Times of Ti:

My name is Tim Balonek from Batavia. I am currently working on a book for The Gold Star Soldiers of Genesee County, men that were killed while in service from Korea and Vietnam.

I need help finding more information about a man that grew up in Ticonderoga. Here is the information I have —

Bernard (Jack) Hall, USMC Pvt April 22, 1937-Aug. 12, 1954

Parents were William H. and Loretta R. Hall of Ticonderoga. Brother George and sisters Frances (Bezio) and Rosemary (Saunders) of Batavia.

The family lived in Oakfield for several years.

He enlisted in the Marines and took basic training at Parris Island, S.C. He worked on the Mucklands and for A.A. Grinnell Co.

Newspaper accounts say Bernard (Jack) Hall was home on leave visiting his sister in Ticonderoga. He was killed in a motor vehicle accident in the Adirondacks. The name of the road listed is Street Road.

Other newspaper accounts list that Ruth Covell, a sister, died in 1967 with services held at Wilcox Chapel, Rev. William Groshans officiating.

Private Hall is buried in Chilson Cemetery along with his mother and father.

For my book I would like a picture of Bernard (Jack) Hall so I can put a face to the name.

If anyone has information about Pvt. Hall please contact me at teejay5688@yahoo.com and mention his name in the subject area or call me at 585-344-1342.

Tim Balonek


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