Baxter Bryant Eller
Seaman, Second Class, Navy
Hometown: Washington County, VA
Entered: October 28, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 26, 1945
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal
Seaman Second Class Eller served aboard the USS PC-1603, a submarine chaser and minesweeper. On May 26, 1945, PC-1603 was struck by two kamikaze planes. Fifteen sailors were wounded from burns and three lost their lives.
His name is etched in the Courts of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.