Sandy Hook People

Mary Rasa with Andy Daino
Museum Curator Mary Rasa with Andy Daino, former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Sandy Hook. "I just loved Fort Hancock," he remembered. "I enjoyed living here. I think it was the best part of my life." To read Daino's oral history, click on the photo.


Generals & kids

The Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic District, which includes the entire peninsula, has many stories to tell. Read the biographies of the people who made their impression on Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock.

The Sandy Hook Oral History Program consists of more than 100 interviews with people who either lived or worked at Sandy Hook. Most were soldiers and dependents of the U.S. Army, but many others worked here too. Interviews were conducted by park staff and Monmouth University student interns over several years.

Keeper Trevonian Patterson and his LSS crew.
Keeper Trevonian Patterson and his US Life-Saving Service crew.


Dig deeper

Check out these pages for brief biographies of individuals who made their marks on Sandy Hook.

Last updated: September 30, 2015

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