Obituary, James Melvin Graves

Graves, James Melvin (b. 2 MAY 1921, d. 19 MAR 1945)
Headstone in Rushing Cemetery, Walthall County, MS, has the following inscription: “MS S2 USNR WWII PH. Killed on the USS Franklin”. Per Jesse G. Graves, Melvin was killed by a Japanese suicide plane flying into his ship. He was a gunner on the ship and was behind his gun when it happened. His remains were not found and the ship was not sunk.

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