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James Everett Drawhorn, GM2c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
1942

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USS SLC...USN...James Everett Drawhorn, GM2c

US FLAG James E. Drawhorn passed away on August 15th, 1976 in Jasper, AL. at the age of 58 years. He was buried August 17, 1976 in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL. He was a retired Steel Worker with US Steel.
Jan. 20th, 2004

My name is Jason Delaney Drawhorn (b. 03 April 1980), and I am the grandson of James Everett Drawhorn (gunner). I have some pictures that I could send you. I would like very much to find some of the guys in his photos.

I never knew my grandfather, he died before I was born; furthermore, my own father passed away in 1996 (his name Carson LaVelle Drawhorn, named after Carson LaVelle Roper who died in the war). So, I would love to know more about some of these guys:


A. M. Briggs, BM2c ball-red-02
John Oliver Dabney, GM1c ball-red-02
John Dinelli, S1c
Woodrow Hollingsworth, BM1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Louis E. Armes, S1c
David Shirley, WT1c ball-red-02 Deceased

James was born on January 26th, 1918 in Oneonta, AL. He entered the service on December 18th, 1941, USNRS Birmingham, Alabama
His date of Separation was on October 13th, 1945 he received his Honorably Discharged on October 15th, 1945 from the U.S. Naval Personnel Separation Center in Memphis, TN.
Ratings he held: AS S2c S1c GM3c GM2c
Net Service: 3 years 9 months 25 days
He also served on the NTS, San Diego, California and the USS Salt Lake City
Remarks: Gunner's Mate Second Class

Contributions from the collection of James E. Drawhorn
by grandson, Jason Drawhorn


Pictures of SLC Sailors...Can you help with names?
Pictures of SLC Sailors...Can you help with names?
Name listed in address book of ball-red-02 Deceased William M. Self
#9 in picture with W. W. Hollingsworth & others
#8 with Gun Crew, 45
#18 in 6th Division, 1944 picture from ball-red-02 Deceased Robert Charles
SLC Deck Log, boarded SLC on Mar. 19th, 1942
Signed Autograph Book of shipmate ball-red-02 Deceased Paul G. Welborn
Signed autograph Book of shipmate ball-red-02 Deceased Paul R. Van Huss, S1c


If you remember James E. Drawhorn, please contact his grandson, Jason Drawhorn. He is anxious to visit with anyone that knew him.


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img-slc2-drawhorn-10 James E. Drawhorn, GM2c

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