Albritton, Charles Lyndell, SA

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Last Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Apprentice
Primary Unit
1951-1952, SA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1951 - 1952

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wichita Falls, TX
Last Address
Whichita Falls, TX

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Riverside Cemetery - Wichita Falls, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1951-1952, SA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War
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  Mar 31, 1951, Service entry date and Serial Number
  Apr 24, 2016, General Photos2
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Last Known Activity

Seaman (E2) Albritton served aboard the heavy cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). On April 21, 1952, while the cruiser was firing at the enemy off the east coast of Korea, powder exploded in a gun turret causing him to die of asphyxiation.

While the cruiser was engaged in gun fire support operations, a sudden and serious powder fire broke out in her forward 8-inch (203 mm) turret. Thirty men died. The explosion occurred in the turret's left gun, which was loaded but had the breech open. The gun captain thought the weapon had fired and told the gun's rammerman to ram another projectile into the gun's breech. The gun blew up, setting off two other powder bags in the powder hoist

   
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Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, Korean War Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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