He was born in Lviv Ukraine. Married to Esther who lived in Clairton, Pennsylvania while he was a Navy yeoman at Camp Peary (U. S. Naval Construction Training Center), near Williamsburg, Virginia, between October, 1943 to February 1946. Recht had been a lawyer for eight and a half years before joining the Navy. He was Jewish. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Herman Recht.