For Memorial Day I honor my dad, Cdr. Theodore (Ted) Hechler, who was at Pearl Harbor during the bombing. His next a tour of duty was in the Pacific. He met my mother in Perth, Australia. She became the first war bride. He later flew PBY’s for the Navy in the Caribbean. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

See more about him on my site at sherryfelix.com/family/hechler-ww2…

193609 Ted at Annapolis 2
Ted at Annapolis, September 1936
194005 Ted Hechler post graduation at Annapolis 2
Ted Hechler post graduation at Annapolis, May 1945
Ensign, Theodore was on the Pheonix at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
Noel and Ted’s wedding in Pensecola, January 1, 1943


194907 Noel and Sherry (3)
Noel (mother) and Sherry, 1949
Cdr. Theodore Hechler, 1957

18 thoughts on “Ted

  1. BeckyB 2018-06-11 / 2:19 am

    What a lovely way to remember your Dad, and your Mother was clearly extraordinary too!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rosemaylily2014 2018-06-04 / 7:45 am

    What a beautiful tribute. I love family history and find it all so fascinating – thanks for sharing your stories and photos 🙂


  3. Blanca 2018-05-31 / 11:35 am

    Thanks for honoring your dad and mom by sharing the photos. You also have done a great work on your family tree. Be Well.


  4. KD 2018-05-28 / 10:28 pm

    Wonderful photos. It was lovely to see them and learn a bit more about your rich history. Thanks for sharing.


  5. paula csete 2018-05-28 / 11:40 am

    Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing your rich personal history with me! You have long since filled your mom’s shoes!!

    love, P.


  6. Jet Eliot 2018-05-28 / 10:34 am

    Thanks so much, Sherry, for this Memorial Day tribute to your father, Cmd. Theodore Hechler. What an active and courageous man your father was, his dedication and service, so valuable. Great to see the photos of you, your mom, and the newspaper clipping. Thank you for this reminder of today’s celebration — Happy Memorial Day.


  7. John 2018-05-28 / 9:47 am

    Wonderful photos, God bless your family Sherry. 😎👍🏻❤️


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