Tifton in Tift County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry Bostick was born in Ware County on November 22, 1922. He attended Tifton schools and was a popular member of the Tifton High School Blue Devils football team.
Bostick enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school and served 4 years. Three of them were spent on the submarine “Tinosa,” which was credited with the sinking of 250,000 tons of Japanese shipping. He received two Presidential Unit Citations for his service.
He returned to Tifton a decorated war hero and began his law practice and his political career serving in both local and state seats.
As Commander of the local VFW, Bostick remained a life long advocate of veterans. He was often quoted as saying, “Veterans are the real heroes.”
—Garland Anderson VFW Post 5250
Erected by Garland Anderson VFW Post 5250.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Sports • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 31° 27.203′ N, 83° 30.628′ W. Marker is in TiftonTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tifton GA 31794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.V. "Bubba" Akin (here, next to this marker); Henry Tift Myers (here, next to this marker); William W. Outerbridge, Rear Admiral, USN (here, next to this marker); John Larkin Wright, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); "Major" Jack L. Woolard (here, next to this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (here, next to this marker); M60A3 Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olympic Torch Paused at this Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tifton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tifton Veterans Memorial Plaza
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1. Henry Warren Bostick Sr. (Find a Grave).
From a personal interview with Henry Bostick: "He was in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when peace was declared V.J. Day, August 15, 1945. He served on the U.S. Navy submarine named the U.S. Tinosa. Although submarines represented only 20% of the U.S. Navy, they destroyed 55% of all Japanese ships. The Tinosa was in the top five in the amount(Submitted on May 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. USS Tinosa (SS-283).
After preliminary operations, the submarine proceeded to Hawaii, arriving at Pearl Harbor on 16 April 1943. Over the next two years, she completed twelve war patrols in the Pacific and was credited with sinking 16 enemy ships. After operating off the West Coast from January to June 1946, she was placed in reserve. In January 1947, Tinosa was placed out of commission. The Korean War precipitated her recommissioning in January 1952. However, she was decommissioned on 2 December 1953. The use of her hull for experimental and training purposes was authorized on 2 March 1959. She was used as an ASW target, then scuttled off Hawaii in November 1960.(Submitted on May 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.