Monday, March 5, 2018
Two Brothers Survived the Sinking of the USS Reuben James
APPLETON, CHRLIE EDWARD, JR. Fireman 2c, USN #295-89-55 (Probably Charlie)
APPLERON, PARMIE GLENDON, Fireman 2c, USN #295-89-56
Both listed as enlisting in Nashville, Tennessee. Home address R.F.D. #2 Sardis, Mississippi.
Next of kin, Father, Mr. Charlie Edward Appleton, R.F.D. #2, Sardis, Mississippi.
When word of the Reuben James' sinking got out, this had to have been a real hard time at the Appleton home.
One of their sisters died and the obituary said that there were 15 children in the family.
I found that Parmie Glendon Appleton was born 17 September 1921 and died 13 September 1987. I did not find any information on his brother.
Good For Them. --GreGen