Heath Eugene Stillwagon

Heath Eugene Stillwagon

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Apr 1989 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 36979489 · View Source
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GM3 Heath Eugune Stillwagon, 21, of Connellsvile, PA, was one of 47 men killed in the explosion of gun turret #2 on the USS Iowa, during training maneuvers in the Atlantic Ocean off of Puerto Rico. Served in the Navy from 13 Feb 1986 - 19 Apr 1989

Described by his mother as a "happy boy, very athletic", and planned to attend college after getting out of the service. His only assignment after Great Lakes Naval Training Center was aboard the Iowa, where he volunteered to be a gunner's mate, firing the gun and making repairs.

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  • Created by: Joni
  • Added: 11 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36979489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heath Eugene Stillwagon (13 Apr 1968–19 Apr 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36979489, citing Mount Tabor Cemetery, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Joni (contributor 47050877) .