John E. Brockmann, S1c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...John E. Brockmann, S1c
John Edward Brockmann passed away on Oct. 22nd, 2008. Information from surviving spouse, Tommie. See Obituary Below
March 9th, 2004
John E. Brockmann was 17 years old and lived in Pensacola, FL. when he joined the Navy in 1942. According to the SLC Deck Logs, he boarded the SLC on Nov. 26th, 1942 and served with the 10th Division. [Note: Also have him listed in a picture with the 3rd Division]
|John attended the following SLC Reunions: 1985 1987 1989 1993 1995 1999 2002 2004|
WWII site 'a little to late' for many, says American Legion Official from Indiana.
April 30th, 2004
by James A. Gillaspy
The Indianapolis Star
John Brockmann is standing in the rain, talking about the war. The big one. WWII.
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John E. Brockmann of Cary, NC, died on Oct. 22nd, 2008. He was born in Pensacola, FL. on Aug. 24, 1925, the son of Walter and Hansena Petersen Brockmann. He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Dorothy Schwandt.
Ed enlisted in the navy on Sept. 5th, 1942 and served on active duty during World War II aboard the heavy cruiser, USS Salt Lake City in the Pacific, participating in 31 engagements and the longest sea battle in the history of WWII in the Bering Sea. He retired from the Navy on July 5th, 1962 and then worked for Charlotte Aircraft Corp. for 20 years. Throughout his life, he recalled many memories of his time spent in the Navy as well as trips made to visit Norway, the country of his ancestors, which held a very special place in his heart.
Ed is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Tommie; his daughter, Jeanne B., and her husband David Erwin of Cary; three grandchildren, Taylor, John Michael and Kristin; a brother, Walter F. Brockmann and wife, Frances of Pensacola, FL.
A graveside service was held on Sat. Oct. 25th, 2008 at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, NC.
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