Sharp, William Hafford, S2c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1944-1945, S2c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1944 - 1946
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Decatur
Last Address
12640 Condor Drive
Jacksonville, FL

Date of Passing
Mar 14, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Jacksonville National Cemetery - Jacksonville, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
2 800

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

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 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1944-1945, S2c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
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  Mar 18, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Obituary from the Florida Times-Union:

William Hafford Sharp, 83, passed peacefully on
March 14, 2010 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born in Decatur, AL to the late Roy and Cleta Mae Sharp. He enlisted and served his country proudly during WWII with the U.S. Navy. He was a faithful and devoted member of Mandarin Baptist Church for over 30 years and was ordained as a minister. He loved to teach the word of the Lord in Sunday school, preaching at Wyndam Lakes, was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed sharing his testimony of being one of 22 survivors of the U.S.S. Indianapolis left. Over 883 soldiers perished in the sinking of the Naval Ship. He was dearly loved by his family and his legacy will live on through them. Hafford leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 35 years, Faye; daughters, Ginger (Milton) Greer, Molly Jenkins; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his church family and friends.
   
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