The Honored Dead

USS Laffey (DD 724)


" White water no longer curls back from our Laffey's high proud
bow.  There are no men at her throttles or on her bridge, and her
 guns no longer speak.  But she is alive with shades and memories
of the brave deeds and the brave Americans who did them  They
are still with her and will be always.  It is my hope that those who
   visit her, most especially the young, will come to know and perhaps
be inspired by them.
                                                               F. Julian Becton, RADM


James William Fravel,  Lt.jg

Jerome Butler Sheets,  Lt.jg

Robert Clarence Thomsen,  Ensign

Henry Marshall Benson,   Electrician's Mate 3/c

Charles Arthur Broussard,  Coxswain

Edward John Brown,  Torpedoman 3/c

Fred Durell Burgess, Jr.,  Yeoman 3/c

Calvin Wesley Cloer,  Boatswain's Mate 2/c

Bernard Edwards,  Coxswain

George Falotico, Coxswain

Chester Carlton Flint,  Coxswain

Conley Eugene Fowler,  Fireman 1/c

Francis Ray Hallas,  Fireman 1/c

LaVerne George Hazen,  Machinist's Mate 3/c

William Ernest Heyes,  Seaman 1`/c

Madoc Kenyon Irish,  Ship Fitter 1/c

John Albert Johnson,  Machinist's Mate 3/c

Paul Butler Johnson,  Fireman 1/c

Lawrence Francis Kelley,  Radioman 3/c

Joseph Hild Klindworth, Seaman 1/c

James Marcelle LaPointe,  Coxswain

Frank William Lehtonen Jr.,   Gunner's Mate 1/c

Ronald George Martin,  Gunner's Mate 3/c

Joseph Edward Mele,  Gunner's Mate 2/c

William Lamar Morris,  Coxswain

Jack Harris Ondracek,  Torpedoman 3/c

Ralph Epworth Peterson,   Electrician's Mate 1/c

Joseph Rogowski,  Coxswain

James Trenton Rothgeb,  Fireman 1/c

Earl Eldridge Waters,  Pharmacist's Mate 3/c

Stanley Wismer,  Gunner's Mate 2/c

Rosier Bernard Wright, Jr.,   Electrician's Mate 3/c


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