John Herman Gotjen, Jr

John Herman Gotjen, Jr

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 30 Oct 1928 (aged 24)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 29450445 · View Source
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Death notice contributed by Mike Weeks -

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.


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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.


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  • Created by: Stephanie Lincecum
  • Added: 31 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29450445
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Herman Gotjen, Jr (9 Feb 1904–30 Oct 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29450445, citing Bethany Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Stephanie Lincecum (contributor 46930960) .