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 William Duane “Durney” Croghan

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William Duane “Durney” Croghan

  • Birth 1 Apr 1923 Oregon, USA
  • Death 15 Nov 1998 Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Kent, King County, Washington, USA
  • Plot 6, 0, 414
  • Memorial ID 537705

1st of 3 children of WILLIAM DAVID CROGHAN & LILLIAN EUNICE CALLAWAY

Military: WWII, Navy, Lieut
(ship was bombed at Pearl Harbor)

"Was on the carrier OKLAHOMA at Pearl Harbor on D-Day. He saw the planes coming and thought they are pracing again. Six minutes later he was in the water with a big red-headed marine around his neck, saying, "I can't swim!" Durney got them both to safety onto another boat." Ray Spencer

Occupation: Attorney (for Standard Oil on the Alaska pipeline)


Family Members


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  • Maintained by: Catherine <i>Clemens</i> Sevenau
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 537705
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Duane “Durney” Croghan (1 Apr 1923–15 Nov 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 537705, citing Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Catherine <i>Clemens</i> Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .