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Clyde Milton Reasoner

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Clyde Milton Reasoner Veteran

Birth
Dows, Wright County, Iowa, USA
Death
30 Jul 1945 (aged 18)
Okinawa, Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan
Burial
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Add to Map
Plot
Blk 34A Lot 219
Memorial ID
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Seaman 2c Clyde Milton Reasoner was killed in action a few miles east of Okinawa when a kamikaze smashed into the destroyer he was serving aboard. The USS Cassin Young lost 22 men that morning, Reasoner being the youngest of those heroes killed. He was the son of John E. and Violet W. Reasoner of Dows, Iowa, (Franklin/Wright Counties) whose marriage had dissolved before Clyde's death. Clyde's father had served in the Navy during WWI and that was his connection to that service branch. The Cassin Young is now a floating museum ship docked at Pier One of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, part of Boston National Historical Park. It shares Pier One with the USS Constitution and has been there since late 1981. There are ranger-guided and self -guided tours on the ship during visitor seasons. For more information, the ship can be Googled via the park or the ship's volunteer-operated website.

Richard Tourangeau
ex-ranger (retired 2012)
Boston
Seaman 2c Clyde Milton Reasoner was killed in action a few miles east of Okinawa when a kamikaze smashed into the destroyer he was serving aboard. The USS Cassin Young lost 22 men that morning, Reasoner being the youngest of those heroes killed. He was the son of John E. and Violet W. Reasoner of Dows, Iowa, (Franklin/Wright Counties) whose marriage had dissolved before Clyde's death. Clyde's father had served in the Navy during WWI and that was his connection to that service branch. The Cassin Young is now a floating museum ship docked at Pier One of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, part of Boston National Historical Park. It shares Pier One with the USS Constitution and has been there since late 1981. There are ranger-guided and self -guided tours on the ship during visitor seasons. For more information, the ship can be Googled via the park or the ship's volunteer-operated website.

Richard Tourangeau
ex-ranger (retired 2012)
Boston

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