In Honor of Mr. Lane Waldrop, Veteran of World War II of Grady County, Georgia
Mr.Robert Lane Waldrop was born July 19, 1925 in
Whigham, Georgia where he also attended school. Mr. Waldrop is one of the six children
of Cleom and Mattie Waldrop. All four of the Mr. Waldrop's brothers
served in the military, his sister did not.
Mr. Lane Waldrop married Mrs.Bonnie Brown Waldrop August 19, 1948.
Mr.Waldrop is the father to one child, a son, Robert Waldrop, Jr.
Mr. Waldrop has two granddaughters, Desiray and Laney Waldrop.
Mr. Waldrop was not drafted, he volunteered and served in the Navy.
Mr. Waldrop stated that he volunteered because he felt that since our
country was at war it was his duty and responsibility
to go fight for and protect his loved ones and the American
people. Mr.Waldrop enlisted July 15, 1942 at Macon, Georgia.
Mr. Waldrop was 17, he left for basic traininig in Macon he then went on to
North Virginia then to Pensacola.
Some of the vessels and stations in which Mr. Waldrop
NAS, Saufly, Florida
Farson 2, NAS Hawaii
USS Manilla Bay
VF-33 NAS Cecil Field, Florida
Bronsonfield, Pensacola Florida
Treasurer Island California
Fleet Air Wing II
NAS Jacksonville, Florida
Mr. Waldrop served in the Navy for 22 years. While in the Navy
he received numerous achievements and awards including certificates
DD 216 N, DD 217 N, DD 256 N.
Links to World War II Websites
Grady County Veterans Page