Born: October 27, 1921 in Carnegie, Caddo County, State of Oklahoma. The Hockman family were early day arrivals to Oklahoma, after "The Run" settled in Carnegie as farmers and automobile/tractor garage owners and mechanics. Ned's wife Loretta, is the daughter o Mr. & Mrs. George Rolin Stewart of Carnegie, who were also early day settlers in western Oklahoma in Woodward County. They have two daughters, and five grandchildren.
Retired from the University of Oklahoma, December 31, 1987. He now operates his own business: C.Ned Hockman Productions-Norman, OK
Retired from "shooting" the official motion pictures of OU sporting events 1981.
He still "shoots" both motion pictures and still photography on a 'freelance' basis. He is completing the photographic still picture coverage for his "Coffee Table" type photography book..."Ned Hockman's 40 Years of OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL.
Now: 82 years of age.
Ned's Favorite Quote: "...cinch your saddle on romance, he's a high headed hoss with plenty of blemishes, but keep him mooven and there's few that can call the leg he limps on and most folks like prancers."
From the great American artist Charles Russell's advice as to how to write a major character story.
INTERPRETATION: Some of us have lived...and I'm sure most of you have lived a romantic life doing so you've gotten hurt in many ways, but you hold your head high...you keep on go'en...you're proud..don't complain...and no one, but no one, is going to know the hurt...and you're a prancer!!! (like a Polo pony)
Ned has worked as a professional filmmaker and still photographer around the world. He was a WWII and Korean War combat photographer and correspondent and was awarded: the Bronze Star Medal, The Air Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, three Battle Stars, Amerian Defense Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal two Battle Stars, United Nations Service Medal, US Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Reserve Longevity and Certificate of Retirement 27 Oct. 1981.