Turner, Jack Stokes, GM3c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Aaron Ward (DM-34)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Colquitt
Last Address
Thomas, Georgia

Casualty Date
May 03, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Gun Captain (pre-1969)


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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1944-1945, USS Aaron Ward (DM-34)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Jack Stokes Turner
Gunner's Mate Third Class
Purple Heart  
Killed in Action, 3 May 1945 

Jack was the gun captain of the starboard quad 40 mm Mount 44, which was hit by a kamikaze carrying a 500-pound bomb. As he was being transferred off Aaron Ward to LCS 83, he made his last request to Lloyd Boles: "Tell my mother my body wasn't mangled." Jack's legs were merely dangling from his body, and he died just hours later. Lloyd honored his request and visited his parents after the war.
   
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