Garnett Braxton Nutter
The Fresno Bee The Republican, 29 August 1945
Half Moon Bay, Aug. 29 – Coroner William Crosby reported the bodies of five sailors and two civilians, dead apparently two weeks, were recovered from the wreckage of an automobile at the bace of a 200 feet cliff on the Coast Highway near Point Pedro below Sharp Park.
Headquarters of the 12th Naval Districk identified the sailors. They included:
John William Schwartz, Jr., seaman first class, Milwaukee, Wis.
Hal Lews Blakeslee, gunner’s mate third class, Los Angeles
Floyd Russell Cremeans, baker second class, Columbus, O.
Braxton Garnett Nutter, seaman first class, Elizabethtown, Tenn.
The two civilians were tentatively identified as Walter Schubin, San Francisco merchant seaman, and Leon W. Williford, Sharp Park.
- Rank: Seaman First Class
- Date of birth: 3 August 1926
- Date of death: 15 August 1945
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Elizabethton
- Service Branch: Navy
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Elizabeth Cemetery, Saltville, Smyth County, VA
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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