Virginia Heroes

Alton Ernest Strange

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Born: December 22, 1927
Hometown: Newport News
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: April 16, 1945
Died In: off the coast of Iwo Jima

Seaman First Class Strange served aboard the USS Bowers DE-637 when the ship was attacked by kamikazes and 37 men were killed.

He is buried in Hampton National Cemetery.

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