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Garrison, S1/c Donald W.

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S1/c Donald William Garrison

Born: 14 July 1925 – Cook County, Illinois 
Parents: Edward W. & Antoinette M. Garrison 

Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers 

Home: 

– 2655 North Seventy-Second Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois 

Education: 

– John Mills Middle School 

– Proviso Township High School

– Graduating Class: 1945

– left school after one year

Enlisted:

– United States Naval Reserve

– 21 April 1943 – Chicago, Illinois

Rank: Seaman First Class

Service Number: 726 63 08

Ship:

– U.S.S. Nashville

– light cruiser

– Ship’s Muster: 31 July 1943 – 14 December 1944

Engagements:

– Battle of the Philippines

– kamikaze hit ship on port side amidships

– killed large number of crew

Killed in Action:

– 13 December 1944

– most likely buried at sea

Memorial:

– Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery – Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

– 8 September 1948

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