Graduation Photo

Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, George Toriello sent me, Bob Meli, this information on Jack Koth whose name is listed on the Original Wall Unit at Hackensack High School.  He would have graduated sometime around 1940 to 1942.  The census of 1940 states his age as 17 and find a grave states he was born on July 18, 1922. 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says Jack Koth was born on July 18, 1923
and passed away of natural causes at the age of almost 64 on July 9, 1987.   Jack Koth served in the United States Navy enlisting on September 25, 1942 and released for reasons unknown at this time on December 14, 1942. 

The interesting thing is Jack Koth is listed on the Original Wall Unit, so the reason for release must have been a reasonable one, otherwise the students of the day would not have listed him as having served.

Written by:
Bob Meli
June 19, 2019


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