Andrew Bovitz, born Jan. 13,1919, Chisholm, MN. He enlisted in the
USN at Evelth, MN, Sept. 10, 1940; trained at Great Lakes NTC before
being assigned to the FC Div. of the USS West Virginia berthed at
Bremerton, WA, in November 1940.
He was aboard the ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Three days after abandoning
ship, he returned aboard as security watch for eight hours a day for
the next three weeks. Served on the USS Pruitt (DM-22) from January
1942-October 1944. He was admitted to the USNH, Oakland, CA, with a
chest condition and was discharged with a service connected disability
on Jan. 13,1945. He received four medals.
Bovitz graduated from Albany Business College, Albany, NY. He was a
purchasing agent for Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, NY, retiring on
Jan. 10, 1979. He and his wife Anne have two daughters and one grandson.
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing