TAPS For those who died on the
USS Salt Lake City, CA25 Heavy Cruiser
during World War II
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If you have any information, memories, stories, etc. on these men, please send in your stories. If you know how I can contact any of their families, please let me know. I want to do webpages on each of them if possible.

Contact Sandy Eskew at the email address on the SLC Main Index page
Please put "THOSE THAT DIED" in the Subject line of the e-mail. Thanks

Each name is linked to the USS SLC ROSTER List and that will take you to various places where I have found or been sent in information &/or pictures on this certain person.


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For One Missing - a Tribute
by Toby Laforge

The ships return with their brave young crews
From the seas' grim battle track,
Yet of all who went there are some must stay
And never more come back

ball-red-02 Lloyd E. Acree, Aviation Ordinanceman, Third Class, USN
Battle of Cape Esperance...Oct. 11-12, 1942
ball-red-02 Vernard E. Bivin, Seaman, First Class, USN
Battle of Cape Esperance...Oct. 11-12, 1942
James F. David, Fireman Second Class, USN
Battle of Komandorski Island...Mar. 26, 1943
Thomas W. Erickson, Ensign, USNR
Invasion of Iwo Jima...Mar. 6, 1945, plane shot down
ball-red-02 Winsor C. Gale, Lieut. Comdr. USN
Battle of Komandorski Island...Mar. 26, 1943
Robert F. Gallagher, Lieut. USN
Invasion of Iwo Jima...Mar. 6, 1945, plane shot down
ball-red-02 Vernon A. Grave, Seaman Second Class, USN
Battle of Cape Esperance...Oct. 11-12, 1942
ball-red-02 Harold E. "Gus" Kronquist, Chief Fire Controlman, USN
Battle of Cape Esperance...Oct. 11-12, 1942
Michael A. McLeary, Fireman Second Class, USN
Battle of Cape Esperance...Oct. 11-12, 1942
ball-red-02 John T. S. Och., Lt.(jg), USNR
Second Battle of the Philippine Sea...Washed Overboard during storm-Oct. 1944
Clarence F. Tyler, S1c died Jan. 15th, 1942

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