Oklahoma Casualties Database

U.S.S. Oklahoma

Iverson, Glaydon

Glaydon's full name was Glaydon Ignatius Clement Iverson. Glaydon I.C. Iverson was born October 31, 1917 in Freeborn County. On February 14, 1941, Glaydon enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed at the US Naval School in Dearborn, Michigan. After Glaydon completed his course of study, he spent days on furlough with his parents and other relatives and friends in and around Emmons. On September 11, 1941, he boarded the ship USS Oklahoma in San Francisco, California as a fireman 3rd class. Glaydon died in Pearl Harbor during the sneak attack on December 7, 1941. He was a Seaman 3 C Fireman Third Class on the ship USS Oklahoma. The D.A.V. in Albert Lea, Minnesota is named after Glaydon because he was the first soldier from Freeborn County to lose his life in World War II.

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