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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   516
Name   Harber, Buddy Joe
Birth Date   18 Oct 1944
Birth Place   Lufkin, Angelina Co., Texas
Death Date    
Death Place    
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial    
Service Branch   Navy


  U.S.S. Hancock CVA 19
Rank/Grade   E-5 (PO2)
Date of Enlistment   14 March 1966
Date of Discharge   25 February 1970
Service Occupation   Engine Room Top Watch Incharge of 3 and 4 generators
Locations of Military Service    
Father   Charlie M. Harber
Mother   Marie Harber
Spouse   Connie P. Harber
Date of Marriage    
Additional Biographical Information   Per Mr. Harber: "After the Navy, I joined the Texas Dept. of Public Safety. I was stationed in Jefferson Co. I moved to Nederland. I met Connie Halphen who I married. We had two boys Chad and Bubba. After 10 yrs. as a trooper, I started working in the oil field as a guager. I later became field supervisor. I retired in 2010."
Civilian Occupation    
Date Added to Database   12 November 2015
Source of Service Information    
Oral History  



Photograph taken at Boot Camp,
San Diego, CA


Photograph included in the publication "United States Ship Hancock (CVA-19), 1944-1969: The First Twenty Five or Two Lives For Her Country," pg. 150, Section on M Division.



Left to Right: Bill Mayo, Leroy Hoshins, Bill Craig, Joe Harber


Joe Harber



Armed Forces Liberty Pass -- Side 1


Armed Forces Liberty Pass -- Side 2


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