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President of the San Diego Chapte...

Local Address:  San Diego , California , United States
Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

Employment History

  • President
    San Diego Chapter
  • President
    San Diego Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
  • Clairemont

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Pearl Harbor Survivors Association


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Speaker: Stu Hedley, ..., 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
Speaker: Stu Hedley, honorary alumnus of class of '83
Please join us at our new location, Admiral Baker Clubhouse and for lunch and speaker, Stu Hedley.
Stu is the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivor Association. He was on the USS West Virginia during the attack and has a great memory of all of the details including watching both the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma fall victim to enemy fire.
Stu retired as a Chief Petty Officer and is an honorary alumnus of the Class of '83.
SAN DIEGO - Stu Hedley knows ..., 7 Dec 2008 [cached]
SAN DIEGO - Stu Hedley knows something about loss.
The Navy veteran lived through 13 sea battles in World War II, experiencing the deaths of dozens of his friends, and saw combat in the Korean War.
Stu Hedley of Clairemont held a photo of his grandson, Ryan Ricketts, who was killed in a motorcycle crash months after returning from combat in Iraq.
During the attack on Pearl Harbor 67 years ago today, Hedley was one of two men who survived the direct hit of a Japanese bomb on Turret No. 3 of the battleship West Virginia.
"Ryan was very dear to me because he had the moxie to go out and do things," said Hedley, 87, of Clairemont.
"He was a little imp," Stu Hedley recalled. "I called him Dennis the Menace."
Hedley, a retired chief petty officer, quietly instilled patriotism in his whole family. He flew a flag outside his home and made sure his kids and grandkids joined him in celebrating the patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.
In 1974, he experienced a vivid flashback of the 1941 attack while on a cruise ship entering Pearl Harbor. That vacation was his first postwar trip to the site.
> Hedley has since traveled there frequently for the Dec. 7 memorial gatherings as a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He has given talks about his combat experiences to hundreds of schools and civic groups.
This afternoon, he will take part in a panel discussion with other Pearl Harbor survivors at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park.
I pointed to it and said, 'You don't have to go that fast,' " Stu Hedley recalled.
Coming Events at First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 6 Mar 2008 [cached]
Stuart Hedley, President of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, San Diego Chapter, will share his experiences of the December 7 Pearl Harbor attack while serving on the USS West Virginia (BB 48).
Stuart Hedley, president of ..., 17 Nov 2011 [cached]
Stuart Hedley, president of the San Diego Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, said Bauer had had pneumonia and died at a Veterans Affairs convalescent ho... ...
"He doesn't have any ..., 30 June 2011 [cached]
"He doesn't have any recollection of what happened to him," said Stuart Hedley, president of San Diego's Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. "And that's good because he doesn't have to dwell on it."
Nearly six months after the El Cajon man was discovered living in squalor, a victim of elder abuse, those closest to him say he's doing better - at least physically - and living comfortably in a Chula Vista nursing home.
Hedley said the photo now hangs on the wall of Bauer's nursing home room. The longtime East County resident, who lived near Granite Hills High School, was moved into the state Veterans Affairs facility earlier this year.
Hedley and Bauer's daughter, Stephanie Le Chevalier of Santa Barbara, would not discuss his health in detail.
He had a good time," Hedley said.
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