Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II


Pharmacist's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Roosevelt, Kiowa County. Mt. and Mrs. Charlie Bock, Parents, Roosevelt. Born February 9, 1922. Enlisted August 8, 1940. Decoration: Unit Citation for service aboard the U.S.S. Houston. Graduated Roosevelt High School in 1940. Member of the Methodist Church. Reported missing in action on March 1, 1942, aboard the U.S.S. Houston sunk in the Battle of Java, Soenda Strait, February 28, 1942. Died December 15, 1945 (official date) in line of duty aboard the U.S.S. Houston at sea off the Island of Java.

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