21 Woodrow Wilson Kelley, Dickson, Tennessee

21 Woodrow Wilson Kelley, Dickson, Tennessee


Woodrow Wilson Kelley

Rank/Rate: Seaman, First Class

Service Number: 640 08 80

Birth Date: September 24, 1914

From: Dickson, Tennessee

Decorations: Purple Heart

Submarine: USS Grayling (SS-209)

Loss Date: September 9, 1943

Location: In or near Tablas Strait, Philippine Islands

Circumstances: Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks: *Photo Needed   Woodrow was born in Maury County, Tennessee.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS GRAYLING (SS-209)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Grayling (SS-209)

Find a Grave Memorial: S1 Woodrow Wilson Kelley (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial)

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