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S2 James Harden Houchin

S2 James Harden Houchin

Birth
Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
Death 16 Oct 1943 (aged 26–27)
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56761054 · View Source
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James Harden Houchin served in the Navy (Seaman 2nd Class) aboard the USS Meredith DD434 during WW II. On Oct. 15, 1942 the USS Meredith was escorting the Vireo, which was towing a barge carrying gas and bombs to the Guadalcanal. The USS Meredith was sunk due to enemy action. While there were some survivors, unfortunately James was not among them. He died on Oct. 15, 1942 but was not declared legally dead until Oct 16, 1943. He is truly missed.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Iowa.
  • Maintained by: Deloris Rumburg
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56761054
  • Deloris Rumburg
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S2 James Harden Houchin (1916–16 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56761054, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Deloris Rumburg (contributor 47970806) .