Turner, Jack Stokes, PO3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Last Duty Station
1944-1945, USS Aaron Ward (DM-34)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cannon Cockers Card
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1922
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Colquitt
Last Address
Thomas, Georgia

Casualty Date
May 03, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation March 17 - June 30, 1945 WWII Streamer
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Gun Captain (pre-1969)


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesThe National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Military Order of the Purple HeartMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1945, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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 Duty Stations
Recruit Training Center (RTC)/RTC Great LakesGunnery/Fire Control Schools/(GM) Gunners Mate A SchoolUS Navy
  1944-1944, Recruit Training Center (RTC)/RTC Great Lakes
  1944-1944, Gunnery/Fire Control Schools/(GM) Gunners Mate A School
  1944-1945, USS Aaron Ward (DM-34)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1944, Recruit Training Command (RTC Great Lakes, IL), 00
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation March 17 - June 30, 1945 WWII Streamer
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation March 17 - June 30, 1945 WWII Streamer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Jack Stokes Turner
Gunner's Mate Third Class
Purple Heart  
Killed in Action, 3 May 1945 

Jack was the gun captain of the starboard quad 40 mm Mount 44, which was hit by a kamikaze carrying a 500-pound bomb. As he was being transferred off Aaron Ward to LCS 83, he made his last request to Lloyd Boles: "Tell my mother my body wasn't mangled." Jack's legs were merely dangling from his body, and he died just hours later. Lloyd honored his request and visited his parents after the war.
   
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