Ben Hirsch, U.S. Marine Corps
At 97 years old, Ben Hirsch is one of the most active residents at Montgomery Park and a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Ben enlisted in 1941 and served until he was honorably discharged in 1945.
Ben served as a non-commissioned officer in charge of the camp property office. This office and its staff were in charge of distributing merchandise to the men and women stationed on base.
While stationed on Camp Lejeune, Ben married his sweetheart, Pearl. Ben, Pearl, and their son lived the life of a typical military family for two years before he earned enough points to be honorably discharged.