Born October 26, 1918
Attended Hackensack Schools
Newark College of Engineering
Worked at Langley Field, Va. As a civilian project engineer until called to active service at Fort Story and then Richmond Air Base.
Landings on Anguer and Peleliu
Dorothy Lapham 4/26/04
NOTE: Dorothy Lapham who wrote this material is Hoagland Lapham's older sister who graduated from Hackensack High School in 1933. She was 88 years old when she sent this information along with other material about her brother whom she deeply loved. She said that over the years men from his platoon would call or come to her house and tell her how much they cared for her brother who led the platoon.
Hoagland Lapham was the first display I researched and Dorothy Lapham came with the help of a Nurse's aid on September 30, 2005 to see the display at the High School.
Dorothy Lapham still lives in the same house on 97 Pine Street in Hackensack that her and her brother grew up in so many years ago
Background image of Island of Peleliu known as "Death Valley" to the soldiers who fought obtained from: