Veterans' Memorial Project

Charles William Grice

Wyanet, IL

World War II

College: Education

Graduation Year: Attended 1941

Service Branch: Navy

Rank: Ensign

Date of Birth: 06/12/1918

Date of Death: 05/14/1945

Ensign Grice was a gunnery officer on the USS Enterprise, killed during the Battle of Okinawa when a Japanese kamikaze crashed through the hanger deck. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, September, 1945, and Web site above

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