Seaman (E3) John Andrew Collett served aboard the heavy cruiser USS Saint Paul (CA-73). On April 21, 1952, while the cruiser was firing at the enemy off the east coast of Kojo Area, Korea, powder exploded in a gun turret killing him.

  • Rank: Seaman Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 February 1931
  • Date of death: 21 April 1952
  • County: Roane
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, Roane County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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