|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1898|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1918|
Sailor, Seaman Second Class, United States Navy, World War I. Seaman Coleman was killed in a tragic accident aboard his ship, The USS Texas. He died on his 20th birthday, when some boxes of ship's stores broke loose and struck him, crushing his skull. Seaman Coleman was the first man from Howard Beach, NY to die in The Great War.
The Bernard Coleman Post #2565, of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Howard Beach, NY, is named in memory of him. Coleman Square, the street in front of The Howard Beach JFK Airport Subway Station in Howard Beach, NY is also named in his honor.
The valiant 95 year old battleship, The USS Texas, BB-35, a sturdy vetran of both WWI and WWII still survives. She is moored at San Jacinto, Texas, as a Texas state monument, a National Historic Landmark and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark, to all of the patriot sailors who gave their lives to keep us free.
My gratitude to my friend Sharon M. for sponsoring this page. Sharon's unselfish and noble actions speak volumes about her as an exquisite individual.
Created by: W. R. L.
Record added: Sep 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7865222
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