Fireman 2c Winston Harl Watson

 

 

This Memorial stone is at Haven Hill, Monroe Co., Tn

 

 



Winston H. Watson

ID: 09766008
Entered the Service From:
Tennessee
Rank:
Fireman, Second Class

Service:
 U.S. NavyUnited States Naval Reserve

Died:
Monday, July 30, 1945
Memorialized at: 
Manila American Cemetery
Location: 
Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines

Awards:
Purple Heart

 

Winston H. Watson, born Dec. 13, 1919, departed this life July 30, 1945.He professed faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Notchey Creek Baptist Church.He always loved his church, and Sunday School.He was a Christian, honest, kind and true.

He was married to Miss Edna Dailey of Madisonville on Oct. 10, 1941, who, with one daughter, Martha Annetta, survives him.Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam E. Watson; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Haun, Mrs. Robert Atkins, Mrs. Barney Watkins and Mrs. Eugene Caughron, all of Madisonville, and Mrs. Clyde T. Atkins of Tellico Plains; two brothers, Edwin and Leon Watson, of Madisonville.

He was a good husband, a true father, a real son and brother.

With memory lingering sweet and true, may we by the help of God live so as to live again with you in the land where there will be no sorrow nor goodbyes, and where we will sing Godís praises forever.

We thank God, who made it possible that we can live in a land where we will never part again.

A sister, Mrs. Clyde T. Atkins

Winston Harl Watson


BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Madisonville, TN

HONORED BY
Stephen Savage
†††ACTIVITY DURING WWII
SERVED AS A FIREMAN 2ND CLASS ABOARD THE CRUISER USS INDIANAPOLIS CA-35. AFTER DELIVERING THE COMPONENTS FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB TO TINIAN ISLAND, HIS SHIP WAS TORPEDOED AND SUNK JULY 30, 1945. HE WAS LOST AT SEA ALONG WITH 879 FELLOW CREWMEN.

 

 

 

 

 

Researcher and Designer

Joy Locke & Joe Irons