Kibby Family Genealogy Forum
I served aboard the USS Lansing with Billy Joe Kibby and was aboard when he passed away. He was found dead o fan apparent heart attack in sick bay one morning while we were on patrol in the North Pacific as part of the DEW line. Our station at that time was about 650 miles south of Adak Alaska. It was a five-day trip to return him to Pearl Harbor. A few days later, I was the Captain's driver for his funeral at Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and somewhere have pictures of his gravesite. I had his name posted on a memorial list of all DE-type sailors who either died or were killed at sea in the service of their country. I believe that list is maintained about the USS Slater DE-766, moored at Albany NY.
USS/USCGC Lansing Assn
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