Thursday, March 1, 2018
Claborn Begley Survived the Sinking of the Reuben James
From ibiblio.org Casualties USS Reuben James. This is a list of both survivors and those who died.
I took a look at the list of survivors and picked three men to write about.
Claborn Begley, Machinist Mate, 2c, USN #310-79-18 (Rescued, Slightly Injured)
Re-enlisted Nov. 5, 1938, aboard the USS Oklahoma.
Home address: #123 East 89th St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Next of Kin: Wife Grace Begley, c/o Mrs. Gertrude Lawrence, 806 East 76th Street, Los Angeles, Calif.
I wonder what Mr. Begley was thinking five weeks later when he learned what happened to his old ship, the USS Oklahoma, at Pearl Harbor?
One of the Survivors. --GreGen