John Edgar

John M. Edgar







In Loving Memory of John Matthew Edgar


John Matthew Edgar was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 9, 1922. John passed away January 7, 1985 at the home of a son in El Paso, Texas. John was cremated and at his instructions, his ashes were deposited into the Delaware River, in Philadelphia, so he could enjoy a slow journey back to the sea. John served in the World War II Navy Armed Guard, honorably, after Boot Training at the US Naval Training Station Sampson. He was assigned to the Arned Guard Center at Little Creek and the Armed Guard Center in Brooklyn, New York. John served on the SS Exceller, the SS Benjamin H Latrobe and the SS Fort Cornwallis. He served in the American, European and Asiatic Pacific Theaters of War. John was well liked and respected by his shipmates and his officers.



Picture of John Matthew Edgar


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Picture of John Matthew Edgar


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Naval Training Station at Sampson, NY - Company 184 - June 25, 1943


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Russia - John is in the center


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London - Names at bottom


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London - Names on picture


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Norman (Whitey) Hagman - Panama


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Bill May and Norman (Whitey) Hagman - Panama


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Stan Bochenek - Panama - Baby unidentified


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John and Mary Edgar - 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa


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Shipmates of John Edgar


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Read a letter written by John's son


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