Ezzell, Curtis William, CCS

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Last Rank
Chief Commissary Steward
Last Primary NEC
CS-0000-Commissary Steward
Last Rating/NEC Group
Commissary Steward
Primary Unit
1943-1945, CS-0000, USS Braine (DD-630)
Service Years
1928 - 1945
CS-Commissary Steward
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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lucas, NC
Last Address
1429 Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
May 27, 1945
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
N 1372

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USS Vestal (AR-4)USS Braine (DD-630)
  1938-1940, CS-0000, USS Vestal (AR-4)
  1943-1945, CS-0000, USS Braine (DD-630)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation/Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of the Green Islands
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Corregidor
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)/Battle of Mindanao
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 08, 1943, Promoted to CCS
  May 27, 1945, Death and burial
  Mar 07, 1949, Buried at the Nation Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific2
  Dec 21, 1960, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Mar 11, 2020, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

On 27 May 1945, USS Braine (DD-630) was hit in quick succession by two suicide planes. The first hit forward seriously damaged the bridge, and the second hit amidships blew number two funnel overboard and demolished the amidships superstructure. Braine retired to Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, for emergency repairs.

CCS Ezzell died as a result of wounds. It is not certain whether these wounds were received as a direct result of the attack or if they were sustained while he attempted to rescue his shipmates. He was first buried in Isom Cemetery, Ryukus Island, Okinawa. In 1949, his remains were returned to the United States for burial.

Service number: 2655077

Navy Commendation Ribbon
For outstanding conduct while serving aboard a United States Destroyer engaged in operations against the Japanese held Marianas Islands. When his ship was hit by enemy fire and personnel were injured, disregarding his own safety, he administered first aid to the wounded and withdrew them to safety. His initiative, coolness, and quick thinking were in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service.

The information contained within this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2020, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2020, World War II Fallen
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