Harold Gilbert Ruffner
South Harriman High School, class of 1935; was killed 7 May 1942 at Coral Sea. His brother, Elbert Ruffner, SHHS class of 1940, served with the Marines.
Father: Mr. William Henry Ruffner, Box 202 Rt 1, Harriman, TN
Served on the U.S.S. Sims (409). During the forenoon of May 7, 1942, while acting as anti-submarine escort for, and patrolling station ahead for the U.S.S. Neosho (AO-23) the U.S.S. Sims was attacked and sunk by Japanese bombers in the Coral Sea.
Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines