"War drew us from our homeland in the sunlit springtime of our youth.
Those who did not come back alive remain in perpetual springtime -- forever young --
And a part of them is with us always."
-- Author Unknown --
Died While Serving On USS Indiana
420815 John K. Myers, Jr., #666-18-26, Seaman 2c. Died as a result of a hit-run truck hitting him while walking on a Virginia road returning from liberty.
420925 Herbert E. Wynn, #356-53-31, Fireman 1c. Died from a skull fracture as a result of an engine room accident
440201 John Francis Gerou, #238-84-61, Seaman 2c. Killed in collision with USS Washington BB-56. Buried at sea at 1345 hours 01 February 1944.
440201 Paul Robert McClanahan, #342-10-50, Coxwain. Killed in collision with USS Washington BB-56. Buried at sea at 1345 hours, 01 February 1944.
440201 Lawrence Hilton Neville, #867-46-51, Seaman 2c. Missing in collision with USS Washington BB-56
440202 Dan Victor Thompson, #818-999, Private First Class, USMC. Died from injuries suffered in collision with USS Washington BB-56. Buried on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands on 03 February 1944.
440330 Frederick Marritt Eidson, Jr., #356-19-86, Water Tender 2c. Died from a skull facture as a result of an engine room accident.
450327 Peter J. Cirafice, #400-42-46, Chief Aviation Machinist Mate. Missing from an air-sea rescue attempt of a downed carrier pilot.
450327 Frank Murray Haas, Jr., #015-69-75, Lt (jg). Missing from an air-sea rescue attempt of a downed carrier pilot.
450807 Everett Raymond Backman, #027-80-09, Lt (jg). Missing from an air-sea rescue attempt of a downed carrier pilot.
450807 Robert B. Watson, #821-99-47, Aviation Radio Man 3c. Missing from an air-sea rescue attempt of a downed carrier pilot.
460205 William E. Hobson, #368-85-96, Seaman 2c. Died from a rupture.
Reported Since Last Update 27 September 2011
|Willard Joseph Blanchette||210422 to 110715|
|Wayne Jackson Brown||241005 to 090203|
|Harold Joseph Carroll||260703 to 100930|
|Adron J. Carwile||220804 to 110805|
|John Neal Cummings||201126 to 040520|
|Cohen Durah Davis||200705 to 960504|
|Ernest L. Dick||090105 to 930831|
|Charles Bernard Ferguson||230323 to 110511|
|Archie --- James||230409 to 101104|
|Robert Charles Mick||231211 to 100109|
|Roland --- Naylor (nee Gerald W. Cadieux)||270320 to 111005|
|Paul Henry O'Brien||210721 to 110504|
|Clyde Franklin Parker||170302 to 000918|
|Clarence Carl Peterson||250721 to 110611|
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|Daniel Heisler Sheppard||241120 to 100619|
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He was getting old and his hair was falling fast,
No, he won't be mourned by many, just his friends, children, and wife,
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land,
It's so easy to forget them, for it was so long ago
He was just a common sailor and his ranks are growing thin,
A. Lawrence Vaincourt (WW II Air Force Vet) wrote this verse in 1987, its original title was:
Last Updated 10 November 2011
All the world's a stage
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