M. K. Herrington

USS West Virginia

M. K. Herrington, Chief Boatswain's Mate, born Dec. 22, 1908, Delight, AR. He joined the USN July 28, 1926, and served at NRS, Little Rock, AR; NTS, Hampton Roads, VA; USS Rochester, Richmond and West Virginia; NTS, Norfolk, VA; NRS, Cincinnati, OH; NATB, Solomons, MD; NATB, Fort Pierce, FL; NTS, Newport, RI; USS Guilford; NMWS, Yorktown, VA; and RS, NS, Norfolk, VA.

Discharged Jan. 30, 1948, and retired June 17, 1956. His awards and decorations include the Good Conduct w/6 bars, American Defense, Asiatic-Pacific Area, Second Nicaraguan Campaign and the WWII Victory Medal.

Married Vivian Elizabeth Mobley (deceased June 26,1978) and had three children: Sid, Jim and Vivian; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. His last employment was with Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. as manager of anhydrous ammonia terminal in Joliet, IL, until his retirement in 1972. Herrington passed away Jan. 23, 1986.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

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