Haney, Elven Newman, BM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1949-1952, BM-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1948 - 1952
BM-Boatswain's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sterling City
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1952
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
R 2287

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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.



Service number: 7991312

            LOCATION: AT SEA

            EAST SEA OFF KOJO

              BURIAL LOCATION


Boatswain's Mate Third Class Haney was a crew member of the cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). On April 21, 1952, while firing on enemy installations at the Kojo area off the east coast of Korea, there was an explosion in a gun turret and he died of asphyxiation.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1948, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesUSS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1948-1949, SR-0000, (SN) Seaman Apprenticeship School
  1949-1952, BM-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War
  1951-1951 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
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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