Kenneth Junior Sneed
Died 9 October 1943
Officially declared dead on 10 October 1944
Memorialized at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
Kenneth Sneed served on the U.S.S. Wyoming and was transferred to the U.S.S. Buck (DD420).
At 00.36 hours on 9 Oct, 1943, the USS Buck (LtCmdr M. Klein, lost) was on patrol off Salerno, when she was hit in the bow by a Gnat, causing the forward magazine to explode and sank within four minutes.
Mother: Mrs. Rowenia Sneed Cook, Rt 2, Dayton, TN
Brother: Motor Machinists Mate Second Class Wallace Franklin Sneed also lost in World War II