Hamilton, A.D., S2c Deceased
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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Apprentice
Last Duty Station
1943-1944, NAWS - NAD - NOD - NOF - NOU - NAVWEPSTA - NAVMAG/Port Chicago
Service Years
1943 - 1944

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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1944
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section L Site 8295

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This was us Navy Personnel stationed on Civilian Cargo Ships to protect the vessel. On July 17, 1944 the largest domestic wartime disaster in American history occurred. An explosion ripped through the Port Chicago area, killing more than 300 and injuring another 350 workers. Two ships, the S.S. Quinault Victory and the S.S. E.A. Bryan were shredded. Windows as far as fifty miles away were shattered while one ship's anchor was tossed nearly one-half mile. Eyewitnesses reported a shining white flash and a great doughnut of flame. The former gold rush town was decimated. Across the bay in San Francisco, many feared a major earthquake had just occurred. He was among those missing. Reports stated that many of those present a the time of the explosion simply just ceased to be.
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1944, NAWS - NAD - NOD - NOF - NOU - NAVWEPSTA - NAVMAG/Port Chicago
 Combat and Operations History
  1939-1945 World War II
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  Aug 31, 2015, General Photos2
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United States Navy Memorial In the Line of Duty
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, In the Line of Duty
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