Stillwagon, Heath Eugene, GM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1986-1989, GM-0000, USS Iowa (BB-61)
Service Years
1986 - 1989
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home Town
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Last Address
USS Iowa (BB-61)
Buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

Date of Passing
Apr 19, 1989
Location of Interment
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  1989, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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GM3 Heath Eugune Stillwagon, 21, of Connellsville, PA, was one of 47 men killed in the explosion of gun turret #2 on the USS Iowa, during training maneuvers in the Atlantic Ocean off of Puerto Rico. Served in the Navy from 13 Feb 1986 - 19 Apr 1989.

Described by his mother as a "happy boy, very athletic", and planned to attend college after getting out of the service. His only assignment after Great Lakes Naval Training Center was aboard the Iowa, where he volunteered to be a gunner's mate, firing the gun and making repairs.

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USS Iowa (BB-61)
  1986-1989, GM-0000, USS Iowa (BB-61)
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  1989-1989 USS Iowa Turret Explosion Incident (Puerto Rico)
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