Howard Winchester Blackwell
Seaman Second Class, United States Navy
I never got to meet my uncle, Howard Winchester Blackwell, as he died when I was about one year old, but he has a special place in my heart, as my son and he have the same birthday.
From his Military Record I have this:
Howard Winchester Blackwell born March 17, 1910 in Atlanta Georgia. He joined the United States Navy in Cleveland, Ohio on July 3, 1928 for an enlistment of four years.
After training at Great Lakes Naval Center, he was assigned to the USS John D. Ford, and then the USS Blackhawk then back to the USS John D. Ford, and again to the USS Blackhawk.
He died at Chinwangtao, China on the 17th day of May, 1930, at 1605 hours of Cerebrospinal Fever, signed by A.G. Dibrell, Commander, USN. He was a Seaman Second Class when he died.
I was at Arlington Cemetery one time. It started
raining very hard and we had to leave, I never got to locate his grave
to "pay my respects." Again, many thanks.
Posted: 31 May 2005