Nemeth, Joe, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman First Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Missouri (BB-63)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate
Seaman First Class

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Contact Info
Home Town
Bonanza, AR
Last Address
Senior Care Hewitt
Room 415
8836 Mars Drive
Hewitt, Texas 76643

Date of Passing
Apr 24, 2019
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Missouri (BB-63)
  1942-1944, GM-0000, USS St Louis (CL-49)
  1944-1944, GM-0000, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY
  1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Missouri (BB-63)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Japanese Occupation of Attu and Kiska
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
  1943-1943 New Georgia Campaign (1943)/Battle of Kolombangara
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Treasury-Bougainville operation (1943)
  1944-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of the Green Islands
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
  1945-1945 Operation Magic Carpet (Pacific)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 10, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Aug 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Jan 27, 2015, General Photos10
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Written by Joe Nemeth:
I turned 21 years old December 06, 1941.  The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor December 07, 1941.  I joined the U. S. Navy January 30, 1942.  I was sworn into the service by Lieutenant Commander J.J. "Gene" Tunney, the former world heavyweight champion from 1926-1928.  My first duty station was aboard the USS St. Louis. I Served aboard the USS St. Louis until early 1944.  I transferred to New Construction (Ship under construction) in the United States.  My next duty station was aboard the USS Missouri.  November 11, 1944 USS Missouri departed Norfolk, Virginia.  I served aboard the USS Missouri for the remainder of WWII.  I witnessed the Japanese Surrender Ceremony September 02, 1945 from my watch station in the superstructure of the USS Missouri.  We departed Tokyo Bay September 06, 1945 bound for Pearl Harbor and eventually the eastern seaboard of the United States.  I was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy on October 23, 1945 at the U.S. Naval Personnel Seperation Center Shelton, Virgina.  I spent 3 years, 8 months and 24 days in the service.


Joe Nemeth Dec. 6, 1920 - April 24, 2019

Joe Nemeth, 98, of Hewitt, Texas, formerly of Abilene, passed away on Wednesday, April 24. 2019.

Joe was born
December 6, 1920 to Paul and Pearl (Johnson) Nemeth in Bonanza, Arkansas. He went to school in the Bonanza and Hackett, Arkansas schools. He worked for a time in the Works Progress Administration. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, serving for almost four years. He ended his naval service on the USS Missouri, and was present when the surrender ending World War II was signed. He married Sarah Ann Miller in Fort Smith, Arkansas, September 30, 1950. He moved to Abilene in 1961 for employment as a meat cutter at Dyess Air Force Base, retiring from that position in 1982. Joe and Sarah were longtime members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene. He and Sarah moved to the Waco area in 2010 for health reasons.
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