Father: Daniel Abijah Herrick (36)
Mother: Lillian Iola (Weymouth) Herrick
Ted was born in Lisbon Falls, Maine. He grew up on a farm in Charleston,
Maine. He lived in Lisbon Falls and entered the US Navy twice, once from 1942 to
1945 during the Second World War. He was stationed in Washington D.C. and was in
the Presidential Guard for two years. He dated Margaret Truman (daughter of then
Senator Truman!). He then bribed a clerk to get him on the list to go overseas
into the war zone! He was stationed aboard the ammunition ship "Vesuvius"
until the end of 1945. The "Vesuvius" was part of the "great
floating city" of 1500 ships that supplied the fighting ships in the
Pacific. The Japanese never knew that they were there. A sub did find them but
it was sunk before it could inform anyone! The Japanese kept seeing a ship #10,
they thought that there were several #10 ships, never believing that US could
build a "ship city" and keep refueling right there on their doorstep!
Ted again went back into the service in 1950-51 during the Korean conflict. He
was aboard the attack transport "USS Calvert". He had the Admiral of
the fleet aboard and trained troops.
Ted married Barbara Butt on January 18, 1946. Ted attained his Bachelor of Science in Agronomy at the University of Maine in 1950. He retired from the US Soil Conservation Service in 1977 and worked on the LaCase Christmas Tree Farm in Dover Foxcroft Maine for 10 years before retiring (again) to Florida. Ted was active with the Boy Scouts and was Trustee for Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Ted had been very active with the church, and was chairman of the board of deacons of the Faith Baptist Church in Zephyrhills, Florida.
Barbara died on 5/25/1998. Ted then married Betty Perkins on February 2,
BANGOR - Theodore L. Herrick,
87, died Nov. 30, 2009, at the Maine Veterans' Home,
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