Grimes Weldon Gatlin

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Fort Worth, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A LIEUTENANT CHAPLAIN ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS FRANKLIN (CV-13), WHICH WAS STRIKING THE JAPANESE HOME ISLANDS IN THE VICINITY OF KOBE, JAPAN, DURING MARCH 1945. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR HIS GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL.