Ghezzi, Donald Charles, SN

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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Primary NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Primary Unit
1950-1952, SN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1950 - 1952
SN-Seaman

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Luis Obispo
Last Address
Not Specified

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

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Last Known Activity

In April 1952, Saint Paul participated in combined air-sea attacks against the ports of Wonsan and Chongjin.

On 21 April, 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.


   
Comments/Citation

                LOCATION: AT SEA

               EAST SEA OFF KOJO

                 BURIAL LOCATION

CAYUCOS-MORROW BAY DISTRICT CEMETERY, CAYUCOS, CA

Seaman (E3) Ghezzi 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 Kojo Area, North Korea, powder exploded in a gun turret causing him to die of asphyxiation.

   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1950, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1950-1950, SR-0000, (SN) Seaman Apprenticeship School
  1950-1952, SN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1951-1951 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, Korean War Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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