Daniel Lynn Strain

Photo added by Diana (Fick) Travis

Daniel Lynn Strain

  • Birth 21 Jan 1947 Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1968 Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section J, Lot 4, Space 3
  • Memorial ID 25171167

Danny graduated from Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia and then entered the U.S. Navy. He served on the submarine USS Salmon as a radio mechanic from April 1967 to May 1968. He achieved the rank of Petty Officer, First Class. He was making the Navy his career. He returned to Columbia to enter the University of Missouri as an officer candidate in the Naval Enlisted Scientific Program.

Petty Officer Strain was entitled to wear the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Medal.

Danny was only 21 years old when he was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Route K and Highway 740, near the stadium of MU in Columbia, Missouri. He was driving his pride and joy - a new Chevy II Nova powered by a racing engine built by Dick Harrell of Kansas City, Missouri. The cause of death was fracture of the cervical spine. (Mr. Harrel was killed just 3 years later in a car he built for himself.)

At the time of his death his survivors were:
Mother: Mrs. Margaret Ward (Mrs. Russell)
Father: Loyd T. Strain
Brother: Daryl Strain
Half-Brother: Redgie Ward
Step-Sisters: Lynn Ward and Debbie Curren
Maternal Grandfather: William Kohrs
Paternal Grandmother: Mrs. Vada Schwart

Danny was a member of the Baptist Church.


Family Members

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Mo. RM2 USN


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  • Created by: Diana (Fick) Travis
  • Added: 10 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25171167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Lynn Strain (21 Jan 1947–21 Sep 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25171167, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Diana (Fick) Travis (contributor 46974211) .