Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Tubby Brian Watson

Mount Vernon, Tennessee

Born February 16, 1932

Aviation Safety Mechanic, Third Class, U.S. Navy
Service Number 2972421
Non-hostile Death
Died July 1, 1953 in Korea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class Watson was a crew member of the carrier USS PRINCETON (CV-37). On July 1, 1953, as he was servicing a hydraulic test stand, its flywheel disintegrated causing fatal injury to him. Aviation Boatswain's Mate Third Class Watson was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.



Bryan (Tubby) Watson.. AM-3c. U.S. Navy, who died July 1 of injuries received in Korea, is being buried this afternoon, (Thursday) in Notchey Creek Cemetery following funeral services at Eleazar Methodist Church. Rev. George Watson, Robert Maxwell and Deacon officiating. He was born Feb. 16, 1932. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Watson, Mt. Vernon: his grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Lee; several uncles and aunts including Mr. and Mrs. Starling Watson, Rev. and Mrs. George Watson, Miss Dixie Lee, Mrs. Laura Smith and others. 1953



News report

Bryan (Tobby) Watson Killed In Action Aboard Carrier U.S.S. Princeton

News was received by telegram on Wednesday night that AMS-3c Bryan (Tubby) Watson, 21, son of Mr. And Mrs. Erskine Watson of Mt. Vernon, had did from injuries.

The date of his death was given as the same day.. Wednesday, July 1. No details have yet been received.

He was a crew member of the Navy’s aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Princeton, which for the past year had been in action in Korean waters.






Researcher and Designer

Joy Locke & Joe Irons