Shipmates: D-K

Charles Edward Daron

Charles Edward Daron enlisted in the Navy on June 21, 1941 and was discharged in San Francisco on December 31, 1946 as a Radarman 3rd Class. He received the Victory, American Area, Asiatic Pacific 4 Stars and Philippine 1 Star ribbons.

Mr. Daron was born on December 27, 1925 in Harrisburg, PA, and had four siblings, Donald, Betty (Hooks), Russell and Mary Knull. He attended school at William Penn in Harrisburg, PA. After the War, he married Flora Lukens of Speeceville, PA, on December 25, 1949 and had four children, Gayle Elaine Lukens Wetzel, Brenda Lynn (Williams), Janet Marie Daron and Marcia Ann (Andrews). An electrician, Mr. Daron was employed at Central Iron and Steel, Phoenix Iron and Steele, Frank Black Electric and various jobs with the Electrical Union.

His hobbies included flying single-engine airplanes, fishing, camping and ham radio. He was a life member of the American Legion Duncannon Post 340, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jersey Shore Post 5859, the Newport Moose Lodge 1562 and the Dauphin County Fire Police Association. He attended the Duncannon Presbyterian Church and the Jersey Mills Baptist Church.

A major stroke ended his employment years on August 15, 1970. Mr. Daron died from cancer at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp. Hill, PA on Sunday, May 21, 1995. Because of his hospital stay, he was forced to miss the 50th Reunion of the Evans Crew that he so looked forward to.

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Herbert James Doyle, WT3c

 

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Harry L. Englerth, WT1c

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Donald Edward Erwin, WT2c

Photo courtesy of Phyllis Erwin Stoltz, Donald Erwin's sister, and Curtis Stoltz, Donald Erwin's nephew.

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Austin Henry "Red" Gates

Austin Henry “Red” Gates married after the war ended and had six children. Most of his life was spent as a sailor, first for ESSO and later on other ships. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WT2c Donald Alfred Hannon

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Edward Walter Hassell

 

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Donald Monroe Hopkins

 

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Mary Lee Kemp, MM3c

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