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Monday, 22 April 2013 01:09

It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of my dad, John E. Duvernay, at the age of 87.  He was a signalman on board the USS Starr during WWII and was in the invasions of Iwo Jima (he watched both flag raisings) and Okinawa (the Starr was hit by a Japanese suicide boat).  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  As is Navy tradition:


"All Hands, Bury the Dead"




USS Starr (AKA-67), the only ship of the United States Navy named for Starr County, Texas, was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship. She served as a commissioned ship for 20 months... Read More

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