Eugene A. Byrd
USS West Virginia
Eugene A. Byrd, Chief Warrant Gunner, born Nov. 6, 1909, Wolfe City,
TX, completed high school and joined the USN Dec. 3, 1929. He served
aboard the USS West Virginia until 1938 when assigned to the
Philadelphia. During the war he served on USS Concord, Block Island,
Saint Paul and Kearsarge.
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing
Eugene's brother Jack also served on the USS West Virginia.
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