Virginia Heroes

Charles Edward Kanach

Chief Machinist's Mate, Navy

Hometown: Portsmouth, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: February 28, 1942
Died In: off Cape May, New Jersey
Awards: Purple Heart

Chief Machinist’s Mate Kanach served aboard the USS Jacob Jones DD-130 which was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey. Only 11 service members survived. His body was never recovered.

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