Seadeek, Everett, F1c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Fireman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
F1c-0000-Fireman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman First Class
Primary Unit
1943-1945, F1c-0000, USS Longshaw (DD-559)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Fireman 1st Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Holland
Last Address
Garfield Ave. Holland,N.Y.

With wife June and baby son.

Casualty Date
May 18, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Hunters Creek Cemetery - Holland, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon




 Ribbon Bar


 
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1945, F1c-0000, USS Longshaw (DD-559)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Serving aboard USS Longshaw DD-559. On May 18, 1945,  the USS Longshaw ran aground on a coral reef just south of Naha Airfield, Okinawa. Shortly befor noon tug Jrikara (ATF-98) was taking Longshaw in tow when Japanese shore batteries opened fire. Longshaw attempted to return fire best as she could, but as she opened fire her bow was blown completely off by a hit to her forward magazine. Longshaw's skipper Comdr. C.W. Becker ordered "abandon ship". Eighty-six of her crew, including the captain died with there ship.
   
Comments/Citation
USS Longshaw was awarded 9 Battle Stars for her World War II service.
   
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