In memory of our family's fallen hero, Henry Clay Crumpler, MM2c US Naval Reserves. Henry was killed in action at Okinawa on May 29, 1945 while serving as a Machinist's Mate aboard the USS Shubrick. My mother said he had wanted to go to Duke Divinity School after World War II ended.
From http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/destroy/dd639txt.htm: Shubrick... was attacked at 00:10, 29 May 1945, by two kamikaze aircraft, one of which crashed into the ship. The bomb carried by the plane blew a 30-foot (10 m) hole in the starboard side, and further damage was done when one of the ship's depth charges exploded. At first the situation looked grim. Van Valkenburg (DD-656) came alongside at 01:13 and removed classified material and all wounded and unnecessary personnel. However, the crew finally controlled the flooding, and Shubrick was towed to Kerama Retto by ATR-9. The ship lost 35 men killed and missing, and 25 wounded in the attack.
"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3SR-WRM : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Henry C Crumpler in entry for Clarence R Crumpler, 1930.
"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW3M-465 : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Henry Clay Crumpler in household of Clarence R Crumpler, Ward 7, Rocky Mount, Township 12 Rocky Mount, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 33-38, sheet 3A, family 47, NARA digital publication T627, roll 2906.
"North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VHTG-CPM : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Henry Clay Crumpler Jr., 1945.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Henry by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
- H. Constantine - Family Tree DNA mtDNA Full Sequence
- Judy (Kabo) Newell - Other mtDNA HVR1 and HVR2
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