Courtesy of American Legion Post 50 SAL 50 New York USA
Lieutenant (jg) Jason Ard Lodwick Jr., was a parishioner of Christ Church in Pelham Manor, New York, and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lodwick, lived at 915 Esplanade. Prior to the start of WWII, Lodwick worked for
Pan American Airways, Africa Ltd, and was stationed in North Africa, Egypt, and India. He was married to
Louise Chapelle Ivey Lodwick of Richmond, Virginia and his brother Lyle Lodwich served in the USNR in the
Pacific as well.
On May 27th of 1945 just days after transferring to the Fletcher class destroyer DD630, USS Braine, the
ship was hit by a Japanese plane off of Okinawa. The attack killed Lieutenant Lodwick and over twenty of his fellow
crew members, the greatest loss of life on any destroyer which was not sunk. The Standard Star reported
the news of his death on October 6th and 8th, 1945.
LODWICK, JASON A JR
- BURIED AT: SECTION 34 SITE 4425
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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