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Paul Terry Schimpf, died 1967, USN
Posted by: Charles Carroll (ID *****9002) Date: July 06, 2007 at 16:17:52
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Seeking information on Navy serviceman Paul Terry Schimpf who died on the USS Braine in October 1967.
Who were his parents and did he have any brothers and sisters?
In a tribute posted at
In the early morning of 26 October, 1967, Machinists Mate First Class Paul Terry Schimpf attempted to secure a watertight door near Mount 52's handling room. As he was struggling with the door, while the ship rolled and pitched violently in heavy seas, a huge wave broke over the starboard bow and slammed him against the bulkhead. Petty Officer Schimpf died of injuries received, a few hours later. Shocked by the suddenness of his death and saddened by the loss of a friend, Braines crew made preparations to return to Yokosuka, where a formal inquiry into their comrades death could be held. We will all remember the memorial service for Machinists Mate Schimpf, held that evening on the fantail and attended by our new captain, his officers and crew. It was a fitting and moving tribute to a departed shipmate.

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