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Emmette E. Hatch, Major, USAF (Retired)October 19, 1928 – January 08, 2007
HATCH, MAJOR EMMETT E., retired United States Air Force Major, died Monday, January 8, 2007 at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park, CA.
He was born in Louisville, KY, graduated from Central High School and Municipal College. After retirement from the Air Force, he relocated to Milpitas, CA.
After retirement from the Air Force, Emmett was employed at NASA Ames Research Center, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. In addition, he was a member of the Bay Area Black Pilots Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Louisville Central High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
Emmett Hatch is survived by his wife, Fannie Hatch; and children, Stephanie Wroblewski, Steven Hatch, Jacquelyn Howard, Susan Taylor, Mark Hatch, Joi Hatch, David Hatch (Burt Smith), Kim Hatch Burse, John Hatch and Bonita Guerrant.
Services will be held at 10 am. on Saturday at the VA Chapel in Menlo Park, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 675 N. First St. #1100, San Jose, CA 95112.
Published in The Courier-Journal on 1/12/2007.
Emmett E. Hatch was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/08/2008 at the age of 78 in Milpitas, CA.
He served in Vietnam with the 37th ARRS in 1969 – 1970 under the call sign “Jolly Green 24”.