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James Arthur Hull

JAMES ARTHUR HULL Age 89, passed away on May 12, 2013. He was born December 2, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, and has resided in Corona for 46 years. He retired in 1962 after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer and retired again in 1984 from Rockwell Int. Autonetics Marine Systems Division as a Senior Research Engineer. James served aboard Destroyers in the Atlantic on convoy duty in Hunter-Killer Groups during the war with Germany. When that war ended, he was stationed on Guam to teach "Anti-Submarine Warfare" to the Pacific Fleet for two years. He had four different tours of duty in Key West, Florida teaching ASW at the US Naval Sonar School also aboard submarines. In the Pacific he was on a Destroyer in the Korean waters when the Korean war was started and was one of the "Sitting Ducks" at the invasion of Inchon. Later in his Naval career he was sent to a Canadian Base in Nova Scotia. He was a member of: Retired Officers Association, Fleet Reserve Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Destroyer Squadron Association, Korean War Veterans Association and remained active in the Reunions of the USS Lyman K. Swenson DD729. Mr. Hull was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus during his Naval career. He was a founding member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and belonged to their "Young at Heart Group" Surviving are his two children, Suzanne Thill of Perris, CA and Stephen Hull of Fountain Hills, AZ and two grand-daughters, Ashley and Amber Thill. James was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Josephine Ann Hull and son, Timothy J. Hull. A visitation will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:00 am with a Mass to follow at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Riverside National Cemetery at 2:00 pm.

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Published in Press-Enterprise on May 19, 2013
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