Adams, David Klein, WT2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1946-1946, WT-0000, USS Vulcan (AR-5)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Adams, David Klein, WT2c.
Contact Info
Home Town
Magna, UT
Last Address
PO Box 516
St. George, UT 84771

Date of Passing
Feb 07, 2014
Location of Interment
Saint George City Cemetery - Saint George, Utah
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 2628, Cottam-Hafen Post
  1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2628, Cottam-Hafen Post (Saint George, Utah) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Castor (AKS-1)USS Vulcan (AR-5)
  1943-1945, WT-0000, USS Rotanan (AK-108)
  1945-1946, WT-0000, USS Castor (AKS-1)
  1946-1946, WT-0000, USS Vulcan (AR-5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to F1c
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to WT3
  May 01, 1945, Promoted to WT2
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Last Known Activity

David Klein Adams, age 90, of St. George, Utah, a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully in his home at 4:48 am Friday, February 7, 2014. Although we are devastated with grief, we are joyous with the knowledge that he is once again with family and loved ones.

Klein was born on
February 18, 1923, in Magna, Utah, to Blanche Kleinman and Joseph Adams. He married Alene Pendleton on July 10, 1947, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple on August 24, 1977.

He was raised on a farm in
Orem, Utah, and acquired his "green thumb" while working side-by-side with his 8 brothers and sisters, who he dearly loved all of his life. As a young man, he developed a passion for working hard; and with only an 11th grade education, he became a successful businessman.

He has been generous with his time and talents for his country, in the community, and in his church. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He served faithfully as a volunteer for the St. George Fire Department for over thirty years, answering calls all hours of the day and night. He also served as a member of the
St. George Lions Club, Elks Club, and VFW. He served in the LDS Church in various callings and especially enjoyed his work in the baptistery in the St. George Temple.

Klein enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, waterskiing, traveling to foreign countries, reading about historical and church history events and places in the
and visiting them, landscaping his home, and raising palm trees in his small palm tree farm. He took pride in everything he did from restoring a "totaled" car to its original condition to helping his grandsons build and refine pinewood derby cars. He loved being a grandpa or "Opa", as his grandkids and great grandkids call him. He was so proud of his posterity and their accomplishments.

He lived his life by two mottos: "If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well" and "If you don't have something good to say about someone, don't say anything at all." He touched the lives and hearts of those he met. He will be remembered for his honesty, integrity, blue eyes and great smile.
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