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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   285
Name   Root, Allen James
Birth Date   29 September 1924
Birth Place   Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death Date   18 April 2000
Death Place   Nederland, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Texas
Service Branch   Navy


  U.S.S. SC-539
Rank/Grade   Petty Officer 1st Class / Ship's Cook 1st Class
Date of Enlistment   3 March 1943
Date of Discharge   3 April 1946
Service Occupation    
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon, Domain of Neptunus Rex, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Medal, World War II Victory Medal.
Locations of Military Service   Marshall Islands, Aleutian Islands
Father   George Root
Mother   Lucille Root
Additional Biographical Information  

Per Daughter:
"Graduated from Nederland High School; Played football and was known as one of the fearless 4-some for Nederland High; Won the State Mile Run for Nederland High;
Graduated from Baylor University;
Married for 53 years."

Date Added to Database   9 November 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran and Discharge document
Oral History  



Photo taken 1943


Photo taken 1944



Photo taken 1945 -- on board ship USS SC539 -- Allen is seated front center.