Aviation Boatswains Mate Third Class Watson was a crew member of the carrier USS PRINCETON CV-37. On July 1, 1953, as he was servicing a hydraulic test stand, its flywheel disintegrated causing fatal injury to him. Aviation Boatswains Mate Third Class Watson was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Tubby Brian (or Bryan) Watson was born on February 16, 1932
Mount Vernon, Tennessee
Born February 16, 1932
Aviation Safety Mechanic, Third Class, U.S. Navy
Service Number 2972421
Non-hostile Death
Died July 1, 1953 in Korea
Eleazer Cem., Monroe Co., Tn

Bryan Tubby Watson.. AM-3c. U.S. Navy, who died July 1 of injuries received in Korea, is being buried this afternoon, Thursday in Notchey Creek Cemetery following funeral services at Eleazar Methodist Church. Rev. George Watson, Robert Maxwell and Deacon officiating. He was born Feb. 16, 1932. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Watson, Mt. Vernon his grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Lee several uncles and aunts including Mr. and Mrs. Starling Watson, Rev. and Mrs. George Watson, Miss Dixie Lee, Mrs. Laura Smith and others.

  • Rank: Aviation Safety Mechanic, Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 February 1932
  • Date of death: 1 July 1953
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Mount Vernon
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Princeton (CVA-37)
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Eleazer Cemetery, Monroe County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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