Turner, Jack Stokes, GM3c
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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd 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
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate

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

Casualty Date
May 03, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Okinawa Gunto operation
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
RTC Great Lakes, IL(GM) Gunners Mate A SchoolUS Navy
  1944-1944, RTC Great Lakes, IL
  1944-1944, (GM) Gunners Mate A School
  1944-1945, USS Aaron Ward (DM-34)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1944, Recruit Training (RTC Great Lakes, IL), 00
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1945 Okinawa Gunto operation
  1945-1945 Okinawa Gunto operation
 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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