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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

USS Serpens Memorial

USS Serpens Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
1. USS Serpens Memorial Marker
Herein rest those who lost their lives in the sinking of USS Serpens
World War II
January 29, 1945.

Edwin A Ables EM2 USCGR John C Aiken III LT USCGR Roy G Anderson PHM2 USCGR Edwin F Antkowiak COX USCGR Lawrence L Arndt CPL USA Harry E Aro WT1 USCG Clifford D Ashby AS USCGR George C Auble LTJG USCGR Woodward S Babcock GM3 USCGR Walter E Baginski PFC USA Charles E Baillargeon TEC5 USA Edward A Baker MACH USCG Jacob Barer S1 USCGR Charles R Barnhouse S1 USCGR Robert J Barrett PFC USA Leland C Barrick PFC USA Alec Beskosty TEC 5 USA Joseph Bielinski S1 USCGR Edwin L Boos PFC USCGR Derious F Borton JR PFC USA Billy L Boyd SK1 USCG Lester L Brandlen S1 USCGR Gerald C Breen F2 USCGR Alfred W Brieschke TEC5 USCGR Chester Brooks ST2 USCGR James M Broshear QM3 USCGR Clarence M Buchanan PFC USA Leo H Burke S2 USCGR Clifton C Burks PVT USA Keith D Burns S2 USCGR Junior W Butler F1 USCGR Raymond F Callahan S1 USCGR

Gilbert J Camarlinghi S2 USCGR Anthony Cambria S2 USCGR Louis S Carey S1 USCGR James G Carmichael TEC5 USCGR Charles E Carr S2 USCGR Peter A Cassaris S1 USCGR Pete Catgenova S2 USCGR Philip R Cervantez CM3 USCGR James E Chadwick MM2 USCGR
USS Serpens Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
2. USS Serpens Memorial Marker
Leslie E Chambers S2 USCGR Fred L Childs SSGT USA Frank J Ciancio S1 USCGR Joseph Cope S1 USCGR James V Cote S1 USCGR Howard R Cotton PFC USA William Cowhey S1 USCGR Charles E Craft S1 USCGR Lawrence F Creech S2 USCGR Lovell R Crook S1 USCG Ranard M Crowe S1 USCGR Arden O Cummings MM1 USCG Albert B Curtis F1 USCGR Fritze O Dahlbrg PVT USA John C Daly S1 USCGR John A Dancisak S1 USCGR James E Davis TEC4 USA Max E Davis ENS USCGR Clarence W Day S2 USCGR Howard E Day Jr S1 USCGR John C Dedmon Jr RDM3 USCGR Henry K Deermer S2 USCGR

Samuel DeGaetano S1 USCGR Robert M Degreve S2 USCGR Marvin Derouen S1 USCGR George L Dickerson STM1 USCGR Lee H Diehl S1 USCGR Harold C Distel F1 USCGR Homer A Dix Jr S2 USCGR William C Doherty S1 USCGR Edward J Donato CM3 USCGR Donald R Donovan S1 USCGR James Drago S2 USCGR William C Dunn S1 USCGR Edmund J Durso COX USCGR Robert A Easterday F1 USCGR Gustave F Eckart COX USCGR Billy G Elam PFC USA Sylvan B Elsasser Jr S1 USCGR Joseph D Faust COX USCGR Richard M Feutz PFC USA John Fidurski S1 USCGR Ira V Fletchr S1 USCGR Murray C Flowers HA1 USCGR Fieldon B Forkner EM3 USCGR Warren L Fox CM2 USCGR Glenn B Frank PVT USA Roger W Fregia S2 USCGR Jay F French S1 USCGR
USS Serpens Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
3. USS Serpens Memorial Marker
Ralph C Fritz S1 USCGR Lewis L Fulda PFC USCGR Charles D Furrey TEC5 USCGR Kayah Gale PFC USA

Jime Gallo COX USCGR Ely Gamsu S1 USCGR John L Garzon F1 USCGR Edward C Gesford PFC USA Mack E Gibson S1 USCGR Fred E Gilbert PFC USA Robert L Glaze CBM USCG Sheldon G Goldstein HA2 USCGR Emelio C Gonzales S2 USCGR John K Goral CPC USCGR Charles E Graeber PHM3 USCGR Warren J Granger SC3 USCGR Daniel L Grant Jr Y3 USCGR Floyd Grapenthin Jr PFC USA Jean P D Gray S1 USCGR Freeman Gregory S1 USCGR Frank J Gretz S1 USCGR Stanley R Grisbaum S1 USCGR Boyce F Guthridge RT3 USCGR Phillip Gutierrez TEC5 USA Alan J Guyett PFC USA Elmer P Hagemeier Jr WT2 USCGR Arthur C Hagendorn Jr PHM3 USCGR Raymond C Hamilton RDM3 USCGR John W Hampton BM2 USCGR William H Harlow F1 USCGR Kenneth H Harmon F2 USCGR Donald J Hart S2 USCGR James Hartleib F1 USCGR

William C Hartzler MM3 USCGR Melvin Haskell S1 USCGR Perry P Headrick S2 USCGR Alexander Helement PFC USA Leslie Helsem MM2 USCGR Herman T Helton PVT USA Felix L Henigan F2 USCGR Francis V Henry PFC USA George A Henshaw SC2 USCGR Robert A Herrington F1 USCGR Marcus R Hickman STM3 USCGR Thomas L Higgins S1 USCGR Nile W Hinerman CPL USA Henry C Hinson GM3 USCGR
USS <i>Serpens</i> (AK-97) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard
4. USS Serpens (AK-97)
Robert B Hodge S1 USCGR Robert B Hopkins TEC5 USCGR Bernard J Houchen S1 USCGR Robert L Hoyt S1 USCGR Raymond E Hubacher QM3 USCGR Otis D Hull S1 USCGR Colon J Hutchinson S1 USCGR Vernard C Jacobs MOMM2 USCGR Paul R Jaissle S2 USCGR Norman A Johnson S2 USCGR Richard C Johnson PFC USA Robert J Johnson LTJG USCGR Frank Kadilak SK1 USCGR William G Kayler Jr PFC USA Milton R Kellar Jr S2 USCGR Herbert C Keough PFC USA Arnold E Kettunen F1 USCGR Ralph D Kiley S1 USCGR Melvin M Kolar MOMM3 USCGR William C Kotkas LT USCG

William J Kramer PVT USA Paul F Kreps PFC USA Norbert E Krueger S1 USCGR Vincent J Kurdilla S1 USCGR Stanley J Kusek S1 USCGR Charlie G Kyle STM1 USCGR James E Laird S1 USCGR Walter P Lambert S1 USCGR Woodrow Lanham S1 USCGR David A Latraille PVT USA Nolan R Lego Jr F2 USCGR Russell C Leverentz MM3 USCG Harry M Levin SURGEON USPHS David F Lewis SC3 USCGR Walter J Limbacher Jr. SK3 USCGR Charles T MacFarland MOMM3 USCGR John H McCarter MM3 USCGR John L McCaw WT3 USCGR William J McCullough Jr MM# USCGR Charles E McDaniel PFC USA Malcolm W McDaniel RDM3 USCGR Arnold J McGrath 1st LT USA Harold M McGuckin Jr SK3 USCGR Lloyd A McLarty RM2 USCGR Ted McMahan SGT USA Joseph J Mackey COX USCGR Samuel M Maddox S2 USCGR Albert J Manke COX USCGR Guy L Mark TEC5 USA Curtiss D Matney TEC4 USA Nicholas A May PFC USA

Raymond G Mazzanti COX USCG Raymond F Medves PVT USA Alvis J Menard MM3 USCGR Madge V Miller STM1 USCGR James J Miron S1 USCGR Leo E Moore TEC5 USCGR Huie Morgan PFC USA William F Nivin S1 USCGR Douglas H Oakland S1 USCGR William R O'Donnell COX USCGR Walter L Okichick TEC5 USA George E Orton CMM USCGR Albert L Owen TEC4 USA Charles C Payne F1 USCGR William O Pazurek SM3 USCGR Lincoln F Peterson WT3 USCGR Warren C Prance LTJG USCGR John J Preedom TEC5 USA Frederick E A Qualmann STM3 USCGR Roy A Questad ENS USCGR George H Reilly SGT USA Orville F Reuter S1 USCGR Hugo Riccardi MOMM1 USCGR Linton J Robeson TEC5 USA Fred O Royer RM3 USCGR Paul Rudy CMM USCGR Eugene Ruggiero CMM USCGR Marcus A Ruth TEC5 USA Roy A Sampay MM3 USCGR Alfonso C Sandoval S1 USCGR Lewis J Sarkisoff COX USCGR

John P Schmook F1 USCGR Charles E Schrader S1 USCGR James D Selaya S1 USCGR William H Seleman Jr COX USCGR Jacob H Shogren ENS USCGR Robert J Smith WT3 USCGR Robert C Sneddon S1 USCGR Robert H Sorenson MM3 USCGR Cyril D Steinman Jr RM1 USCGR William P Stiles PFC USA Washington E Stillman CPHM USCG Mryon K Strickland RM3 USCGR Floyd Stuckey COX USCGR Ivan B Thomas PFC USA Robert E Thomas Y1 USCG James R Thornburgh MM1 USCGR Hubert Turner MOMM1 USCGR Vernon H Twait BM2 USCGR William W Vaughan GM2 USCG Edgar L Vedder CEM USCGR Samuel L Villemont WT3 USCGR Harold L Vincent WT2 USCGR John F Walko COX USCGR Eugene J Ward ST1 USCG Delos R Wardle COX USCGR Lawton Watts PFC USA Kinchion D West SM2 USCGR Woodrow H Wetts S1 USCGR Alton White S2 USCGR Charles B Wood SC1 USCGR Tom Zaffore SSML3 USCGR
Erected 1949 by U.S. Coast Guard.
Location. 38° 52.442′ N, 77° 4.12′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Drive and Bradley Drive, on the right when traveling north on Grant Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 34 of the National Cemetery, at the intersection of Grant, Porter and Bradley Drives. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Marine Division Association (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Americal Division (about 400 feet away); The Vietnamese Airborne Division and Their Advisors (about 500 feet away); Lieut. Col. Edmund Rice (about 600 feet away); 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Army (about 700 feet away); Walter Reed, M.D. (about 700 feet away); Berlin Airlift (about 800 feet away); The Peacemaker (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Regarding USS Serpens Memorial. Listed above are the names of the 193 Coast Guardsmen, the 56 Soldiers, and the one Public Health Service officer killed in the explosion aboard the USS Serpens (AK-97) at Lunga Point, Guadalcanal.
Also see . . .
1. The Coast Guard-Manned USS Serpens AK-97 Commemerative WebSite. (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. USS Serpens Memorial. "The largest group burial at Arlington National Cemetery took place on June 15, 1949, when 250 men from the USS Serpens were interred in 52 caskets. ..." (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
Additional keywords. U.S. Coast Guard; AK-97; Liberty Ship.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,565 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 6, 2009. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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