Hervey M. Goold (1972/11/10)
Hervey M. Goold was born in Concord, California on May 11, 1945, to James J. and Helen E. Goold. The Goold family also included another son, James. Later the family moved to Watsonville where Hervey was educated in local schools. He enrolled in Watsonville High School and during his school years was a member of the photo club and served on the football, swimming and track teams. He also became active in the Civil Air Patrol.
Following his graduation from high school about June 1963, Hervey Goold joined the US Air Force and completed basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. This was followed by a technical training course in his specialty field.
Goold remained in the US Air Force for four years and by the time of his last assignment at McCord AFB near Tacoma, Washington, he had reached the rank of sergeant. During his air force career, he retained membership in the Watsonville IOOF Pajaro Lodge and also was active in the Durham post of the American Legion.
In 1972 Goold was diagnosed with leukemia, which necessitated his admission into the Madigan General Hospital in Tacoma. On November 10, 1972, Sergeant Hervey M. Goold died of the cancer and his remains were returned to Watsonville. Following a service at the First Baptist Church on November 15, 1972, Hervey was buried in the Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. His name was not added to the Vietnam Wall.
(WRP November 14, 1971 2:4; PVMP Headstone)