|Victor Joseph "Vic" Priest|
|Birth: ||May 29, 1952|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1977, Marshall Islands|
Victor was an HT2 in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed at Assault Craft Unit 1, working in Enewetak Atoll at the time of his death. He died the day before he was to return to the United States. He was welding a plate over a damaged area on the bow ramp of a Mike 8 boat. There was some preservative inside the ramp that wasn't suppose to be flammable. It turns out they were wrong. It exploded, blowing the plate he was welding into his face.
Victor married Jacqueli Lockwood on 26 Dec 1973, in Santa Clara County, California. They had two children, Joshua and Jodi Priest.
Specifically: Burial Location Unknown
Created by: Ralph Harris
Record added: May 30, 2016
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