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.