Samuel Crowder comes home

| December 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

FM1c Samuel Crowder was a member of the crew of the USS Oklahoma when it was struck by a number of Japanese torpedoes on December 7, 1941. He was lost along with 429 of his shipmates.

Hondo told us that his earthly remains were identified back in September. Top Kone sends us a link to the news that his family welcomed him home and now he lies in eternal rest near his mother in Kentucky;

Family members said its amazing how one person’s life, years later, can reunite a family.

“This has almost been a family reunion. Because we’re meeting family members that we have never met before from Washington, Oregon and some right here in Louisville,” Johnson said.

“This is the very first time we’ve met our Kentucky family. My brother and I flew out from the west coast and we have never met our cousins out here,” Fred Crowder said.

And while the day was filled with a fix of emotions, there was peace in knowing a hero who gave up his life for his country is finally home, even if it took 76 years.

“It’s finally time for closure for our entire family,” Crowder said.

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  1. Sparks says:

    Welcome home FM1c Samuel Crowder. Rest in peace in your home soil now.

  2. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace.

  3. Green Thumb says:

    Welcome home, FM1C.

    Rest well.

  4. UpNorth says:

    Welcome home. Rest in peace.

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