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Cox David Steve Brizendine
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1920
Death: Nov. 25, 1945, At Sea

Coxswain David S. Brizendine served on the USS Asheville, a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two enemy destroyers and was sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, David and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
PARENTS MR AND MRS BRIZENDINE 2205 EASLEY AVE

Awards: Purple Heart

There is a memorial marker for him at
Spring Hill Cemetery
Lynchburg
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA
 
 
Note: Entered the service from Virginia.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56781373
Cox David Steve Brizendine
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Added by: Paul Hyde Schott
 
 
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- SandiMH
 Added: May. 29, 2013
 
 
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