|Birth: ||May 21, 1924|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1942|
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
On August 9, 1942 the USS Quincy was sunk by the Japanese in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Samuel J. Bristol, Jr. went down with the ship. He was in the lower compartment of the ship closing off areas that were flooding from the damage of the enemy torpedos that had torn huge holes in the side of the Quincy. He was the first young man to lose his life in World War II from Clay County North Carolina. His body remains entombed in the ship along with the others that went down to a watery grave in the defense of our country. Only one person survived the sinking of the USS Quincy. His parents were Samuel and Nina Evans Bristol.
Update courtesy of Shane O:He is listed among the tablets of the missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial (ABMC).
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Created by: Uncle Albert
Record added: Sep 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7857791
Remembering you on this Memorial Day and all those who have served and died to protect our freedoms. Also remembering those who have served and were able to come home, but have passed away. Thank you all for your service and all of those who are serving...(Read more)|
Added: May. 26, 2014
KIA, US Navy, SF 1st Co. World War II. Thank you for your Service.|
Linda Badgley D'Agostino
Added: May. 31, 2011
He was my uncle. Although I never knew him, I do recall my parents talking about him when I was a child. I think of him every Memorial Day & often, when I hear of other young people who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country. Thank you for ...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 9, 2008
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