|Birth: ||May 21, 1934|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1942, At Sea|
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, Philippines
Created by: Uncle Albert
Record added: Sep 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7857791
KIA, US Navy, SF 1st Co. World War II. Thank you for your Service.|
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
Thinking of you today Sammy, as are all of your family and friends. Wishing you a Happy Heavenly Easter. |
Added: Apr. 8, 2004
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