At an age when most teenagers were asking their parents’ permission to stay out past their curfew, Henry “Hank” Liljequist was begging his parents for permission to risk his life to defend the country. Liljequist was just 17 in June 1943 when he convinced his father to sign the papers allowing him to join the U.S. Navy in the midst of World War II.
Liljequist went on to a life of service and exploration. Before he passed away in August at age 90, we had the pleasure of talking with Liljequist, a Plymouth resident, about his adventures. Read more about Plymouth Veteran’s Life was Filled with Service and Adventure.