George Edwin Goodman was born in 1923 in Brazil to George Edwin Goodman and Dora Nelson.
He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery.
The Knoxville Journal, November 10, 1942
George Edward Goodman Jr., graduate of Maryville High School, is missing at sea, the Navy department yesterday informed his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Goodman of Rockford. The parents, retired Baptist missionaries, have made their home in Knoxville and Rockford for several years. The missing sailor was born in San Paulo, Brazil, where his parents were missionaries, but had spent most of his life in the United States. He attended the University of Texas a year and enlisted a year ago at the Navy recruiting station here. He was an electrician’s mate, third class. He played on the Maryville football team. SInce enlisting in the Navy, Young Goodman has been in Egypt, Iceland and other points. It was not disclosed where he was missing. Another brother, Marion Goodman, is a naval aviation cadet, awaiting call.
- Rank: Electricians Mate Third Class
- Date of death: 12 October 1942
- County: Blount
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Duncan (DD-485)
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one star and the Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
- Sponsored by: Buster Goodman
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