Blakey, Walter Scott, GM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1986-1989, USS Iowa (BB-61)
Service Years
1986 - 1989
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Contact Info
Home Town
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Last Address
USS Iowa (BB-61)

Date of Passing
Apr 19, 1989
Location of Interment
Rosehill Cemetery - Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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In the Line of Duty
  1989, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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GMG3 Walter Scot Blakey graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1986, where he was voted class optimist. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was one of 47 sailors killed when 550 pounds of gunpowder exploded inside the No. 2, 16-inch gun turret on the battleship USS Iowa off Puerto Rico.

Other Comments:
Scott was a good friend, I will never forget his laugh. He was just fun to be around. Never forget the Iowa 47.
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 Duty Stations
USS Iowa (BB-61)
  1986-1989, USS Iowa (BB-61)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1989-1989 USS Iowa Turret Explosion Incident (Puerto Rico)
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