Thursday, May 19, 2016

Death of Tounz Carroll Stephens, USN

From the May 17, 2016, Log Cabin (Ark.) Democrat.

Tounz Carroll Stephens, 91, of Conway died May 15, 2016.  He was born January 2, 1925 in Naylor, Arkansas.

A veteran of the Pacific Theater, he served as an anti-aircraft gunner on the USS Idaho and USS Maryland.  he survived kamikaze attacks on the USS Maryland, receiving a shoulder injury he suffered from for the rest of his life.

He crossed the International Dateline in the South Pacific on his 19th birthday in 1944 and participated in the Island Hopping Campaign.

I have to wonder if he ever crossed paths with the gentleman I talked with earlier today?


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