Ned Edsitty, a native American and member
of the Apache tribe, had
tribal name of "Not Tah Hos Wot Ned Edsitty" but other than on the
various Indian census records, such as this 1930 record, he was typically listed as "Ned Edsitty.
although his surname is often badly misspelled"
Ned registered for the draft ca. 1940 and listed his
then-current address as Crown Point (McKinley county) New Mexico.
By the time that he was drafted in 1944, Ned was married and had relocated to the El
Paso, TX area. He was inducted at Fort Bliss on 19 April 1944.
In the same year as his draft registration, Ned was
fortunate to escape injury in a traffic accident.
Here Last Night
A Navajo Indian, Joe Livingston, sustained a
broken collar bone and an 11-year-uld Navajo boy whose name was not
learned, escaped with bruises in a head-on collision between a wagon and
a car near the east city limits at 9:30 o'clock last night.
Livingston was driving the wagon, which State Patrolman Dave Jackson said
was on the wrong side of the highway, causing the wreck.
The car was driven by Ned Edsitty, of Crownpoint, who escaped
injury. Both of Livingston's horses were killed in the terrific
impact, and both car and wagon were termed. "demolished."
Pvt Edsitty was transferred from the 82nd Airborne
Division to Hq 1st, 508th on 12 November 1945.
After returning to the U.S., he was discharged at the
Fort Bliss Separation Center on 27 April 1946.
Ned was discharged at Fort Bliss Separation Center,
in Millbrae (San Mateo), CA.
He is interred in the Hillcrest Cemetery,
Gallup (McKinley county), NM.