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SM2C Eugene Emmett Gothreau
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SM2C Eugene Emmett Gothreau

Birth
Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 11 Apr 1945 (aged 21)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 3
Memorial ID 56131716 · View Source
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Son of Mary Gothreau.

Eugene served as a Signalman, Second Class, U.S.S. Kidd (DD-661), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

The Kidd, while on picket duty off Okinawa with the U.S.S. Black, U.S.S. Bullard, and U.S.S. Chauncey, was crashed into by a Japanese kamikaze plane. 38 men were killed and 55 were wounded in this attack.

Eugene was "Killed In Action" in this attack during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Eugene was buried at sea.

Service # 5731580

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56131716
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SM2C Eugene Emmett Gothreau (29 Jun 1923–11 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56131716, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .