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Ned Edsitty, a native American and member of the Apache tribe, had a 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.

Car Hits Wagon
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.

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