The Caddo Herald
October 13, 1942
Pat William Hardy is Enlisting in the Navy Voluntarily This Week
Pat William Hardy, a month or so ago, volunteered for enlistment in the U. S. Navy. Monday came his order to report to Oklahoma City for final examination and induction should he pass.
He immediately resigned his job in the Penney Store at Ada, came to Caddo, and will go to Oklahoma City Friday for finals. Should he not pass, his job at Ada is waiting for him, as it will be when he returns from service.
Mrs. Hardy will make her home in Caddo with their two children, Pat, aged 3, and Janice, aged 4 months. She will resume her studies at Southeastern where she left off when they moved to Ada ten months ago.
It was a remote chance that Pat would ever have been called, but since the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Pat has felt the urge strongly to re-enlist. There’s a reason. Some five years ago Pat Hardy joined the navy, serving about nine months stationed at San Diego, Cal. He will enter the Navy at rating of second-class seaman, the rating he held when honorably discharged.
During that period of service he recalls the Panay incident; when Japanese flyers in China strafed a U. S. gunboat, the Panay, and for which they paid Uncle Sam $5,000 damages. He said on the coast of America the Navy really got busy; all shore leaves were cancelled and all ships got ready to fight. It was real activity such as was seen ever since Pearl Harbor.
Pat’s father, Clarence Hardy is in the Army at Camp Barkley.
His younger brother, Mike is in the Navy at Norfolk, Va. So it is seen all the masculine part of his family is in service.
Pat’s mother is Mrs. Bert Black, and grandmother is Mrs. Thomas of Caddo, in the café business.
Mrs. Hardy is the daughter of G. A. And Mrs. Crossett of The Herald, was born and raised in Caddo, is a graduate of Caddo schools and has three semesters at Southeastern.