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John Herman Gotjen, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1904
Death: Oct. 30, 1928

Death notice contributed by Mike Weeks -

The Bee (Danville, Virginia)
Wednesday, October 31, 1928, page six

Killed By Propeller
Washington. Oct. 31 - (INS) - Ensign John Herman (sic) Gotjen, Jr. of Charleston, S.C. was killed yesterday at the Pensacola Naval Air Station when he accidently walked into a whirling propeller, the navy department was advised today. 
 
Inscription:
In Loving Memory of
Ensign John H. Gotjen, Jr., USN
Feb 9, 1904 - Oct 30, 1928
Fatally Wounded on Old Corry Field
Pensacola, Florida
Under the wide and starry sky,
Happy he lived and brave did he die.
Home is the sailor home from the sea,
Home where he ever loved to be.
 
Burial:
Bethany Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Stephanie Lincecum
Record added: Aug 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29450445
John Herman Gotjen, Jr
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John Herman Gotjen, Jr
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John Herman Gotjen, Jr
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Ensign J. H. Gotjen, USN, graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1926. Student Naval Aviator (SNA) at time of death.
- Mike Weeks
 Added: Oct. 20, 2012
 
 
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