Rohde

Cox. Howard Henry Rohde


Born: 2 March 1925

Parents:  Henry Rohde & Bernice Keefer-Rohde

Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother

Home:

    - 38 South Hillside Avenue, Hillside, Illinois

Education:

    - Sunnyside School, Berkley, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

          - Class of 1943

               - left school 10 April 1942 to join U.S. Navy

Training:

    - Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois

        - trained as an armed guard

Serial Number: 300  84  34

Rank: Coxswain

Stationed:

    - stationed on oil tankers from Port Arthur, Texas

    - served in North Atlantic and off North Africa

Died:

    - 20 October 1943

        - missing after ship collision off Florida Coast

Note: In October 1946, Fifty-fifth Avenue, in Berkley, was Rohde Avenue in honor of Howard Rohde.

Memorial:

    - East Coast Memorial, New York, New York

     - Forest Home Cemetery - Forest Park, Illinois




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