George Ames Penuel, Jr

George Ames Penuel, Jr

Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 21–22)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 82 SITE 116-117
Memorial ID 41136010 · View Source
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Son of George Ames Penuel, Sr. and Ellen Pepper Penuel.

George, who resided in Millsboro, Delaware, served as a Boatswain's Mate Second Class with the destroyer U.S.S. Shaw (DD-373), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" while on board the Shaw during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

He was one of the "First Delawarean's" to be "Killed In Action" during World War II. The other was his shipmate, Paul Gustavis Gosnell.

He had served in the Navy for two years and eleven months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Presidential Unit Citiation and a Purple Heart.


George also has a "Cenotaph" in the Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Delaware.
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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 25 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41136010
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Ames Penuel, Jr (1919–7 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 41136010, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .