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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   618
Name   Stuart, Willie Clyde
Birth Date   9 Feb 1922
Birth Place   Huntington, Angelina Co., Texas
Death Date   17 Sep 2010
Death Place   Groves, Jefferson Co., Texas
Place of Burial   Forest Lawn, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas
Service Branch #1   Navy


  USS Belknap DD-251
Rank/Grade   Machinist's Mate First Class, MM1C
Date of Enlistment   8 Sep 1942
Date of Discharge   2 October 1945
Service Occupation    
Decorations   WWII American Theatre Campaign ; European-African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ; American Defense Fleet Clasp, SP ; Purple Heart for Wounds received in action on 12 January 1945.
Locations of Military Service   Caribbean, Atlantic, East & Gulf Coasts, Lingayen Gulf, Luzon
Service Branch #2   Navy


  USS BonHomme Richard (CV-31)
Rank/Grade   Machinist's Mate L First Class (MM-4211)
Date of Enlistment   19 December 1948
Date of Discharge   18 Sep 1953
Decorations   Korean War Campaign
Father   Will Stuart
Mother   Annie Mae Beathard Stuart
Education   Business School in Santa Rosa, CA for short time
Additional Biographical Information   Dow Freeport -- Contractor ; Journeyman pipefitter ; Neches-Butane-Port Neches & retired from there.
Date Added to Database   27 Jun 2016
Source of Service Information   Veteran's daughter and Discharge document
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