La Gess, Earl, EMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1918-1919, EM-0000, NAS Coco Solo, Panama
Service Years
1917 - 1919
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1890
 
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Last Address
Newkirk

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Last Known Activity
Discharged Nov 15, 1919 at Brooklyn, NY;
   
Other Comments:
Name: La Guess, Earl Francis
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Home of Record: Newkirk, OK
DOB: Jul 12, 1890;
POB: Michigan City, IN
NOK: Mr. and Mrs. Louis La Gess, Newkirk, OK
DOE: Active Duty: Jul 11, 1917
POE: Active Duty: Norfolf, VA
DOS: Active Duty: Nov 15, 1919
POS: Active Duty: Brooklyn, NY
Remarks: "Chief Electrician; On S.S. Gorgana from Norfolk to Scotland; 4 months there; Finished rest of the time at Submarine Base at Panama. The S. S. Gorgana was a mine sweeper; Engaged in all lthe submarine warfare on the coast."
Source: "Honor Roll and Service Record, Kay Co, OK, p. 69" published by Blackwell Job Printing Company, Blackwell, OK, in 1920.
   

  1918-1919, EM-0000, NAS Coco Solo, Panama

EM-Electrician's Mate

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Unit
NAS Coco Solo, Panama Unit Page

Rank
Chief Petty Officer

NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate

Location
Coco Solo

Country/State
Panama
 
 
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 NAS Coco Solo, Panama Details

NAS Coco Solo, Panama
Coco Solo was a United States Navy facility, which operated a submarine base and a naval air station, that was established 6 May 1918. The site corresponds with modern-day Cativá in Panama. It was on the Atlantic Ocean (northwest) side of the Panama Canal Zone, near Colón, Panama and five C-class submarines were based there during 1914-1919. US Senator John McCain was born in 1936 at a small Navy hospital at Coco Solo Naval Air Station. The larger Coco Solo Hospital was constructed in the summer of 1941. The area containing it was transferred from the civil part of the Panama Canal Zone to the naval part when Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8981 on December 17, 1941. During World War II, Coco Solo also served as a Naval Aviation Facility, housing a squadron of P-38 Lightning aircraft. By the 1960s, no US Navy vessels remained, only some support staff and housing. Coco Solo was also home to the Atlantic Side High School and Cristobal Junior and Senior High, which in the late 1970s was also the high school for Panamanians from Rainbow City. Also located in Coco Solo was the local commissary where Zonians would purchase food and clothing. At the far end of Randolph Road was Fort Randolph, unused except for military training exercises, and where the Fort Randolph Riding Club was located as used by the Canal Zone Horsemen's Association. Until the mid-1990s, the town site of Coco Solo was used by the civilian employees of the Panama Canal as a residential area. Navy communications operations at the nearby Galeta Island facility were conducted as well. After the turnover of the Panama Canal to Panamanians in 1999, US military activity ceased at both Coco Solo and Galeta Island.

Type
Garrison - Base Station

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Naval Air Stations

Strength
Base

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Last Updated: May 31, 2017
   
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Remarks: "Chief Electrician; On S.S. Gorgana from Norfolk to Scotland; 4 months there; Finished rest of the time at Submarine Base at Panama. The S. S. Gorgana was a mine sweeper; Engaged in all lthe submarine warfare on the coast."

   
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5 Members Also There at Same Time
NAS Coco Solo, Panama

Dodson, Floyd, SN, (1918-1919) SN SN-9700 Seaman
Fleming, R, SN, (1915-1919) SN SN-9700 Seaman
Calhoun, William Lowndes, ADM, (1906-1946) Lieutenant Commander
Herbster, Victor Daniel, CAPT, (1904-1946) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Easterwood, Jesse Lawrence, LTJG, (1917-1919) Lieutenant Junior Grade

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