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
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
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
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.