|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1915|
|Death: ||May 12, 1945, At Sea|
Husband of Odessa Elizabeth Johnson.
Oden served as a Seaman, First Class, U.S.S. New Mexico (BB-40), U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided in Manchester, Carroll County, Maryland prior to the war.
He was "Killed In Action" when the New Mexicon was attacked by two Japanese kamikazes; one plunged into her, the other managed to hit her with his bomb during the war. 53 other sailors were killed during the attack. He was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 6408787
The surviving family of soldiers were allowed to request what State appeared on their Tombstone. That is the case with this soldier's headstone.
Monte Vista Memorial Park
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jan 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84151205