1924 – 2010

Richard Dale Haston

Rank and Branch of Military

E-6, Navy

Years of Service


Locations of Training, Deployment, and Service

RTC San Diego, CA – Served aboard the USS Hammondsport AKV-2

Military Schools Attended

Anti Aircraft Training Center – San Diego, CA 2nd and 3rd endorsements – June 1944

Wartime Theaters of Assignment and Major Battles

Pacific Fleet

Awards, Decorations, Badges, etc.

Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, World War 2 Victory Medal

Stories of Interest Involving the Service Member

The ship he served on was a converted railroad ferry used in the Staten Island area. A big open cargo hold with railroad rails in the bottom. They used the open cargo area to shuttle folding wing aircraft from the states to the south Pacific as needed.
He related a story of a time they were having trouble navigating the ship. The rudder was not responding. They made it to a dry dock and found a large, round hole in the rudder. A torpedo has missed the ship and gone through the rudder. Repairs corrected the steering issue.

Relationship to the Daniel Haston Family

Descended from Daniel Haston through Daniel’s son, Jeremiah Haston.

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Son, Howard D. Haston

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