As I was visiting the graves of my two great uncles with my Mother this past Memorial Day, I noticed a marker just a few feet away. It is gradually being covered by the years of grass that has grown up around it. My concern was that this WWII serviceman not be forgotten. So, I took a photo of the marker with the idea that I would do a little research and post what I found here. The marker reads: F1/C [Fireman 1st Class] Harold G. Nordquist U.S.N. Lost at Sea on USS. LST. 749 1911 -- 1944 The unnamed USS LST 749 was a tank landing ship that participated in the landings at Leyte, the Philippines, in October and November 1944. On 21 December 1944, she was in the Sulu Sea on her way to the Philippine island of Mindoro when she was struck by a Japanese kamikaze. The plane crashed into the bridge of the ship killing many on board. The survivors were later rescued by the crew of the destroyer USS Converse. On 19 January 1945, the ship was struck from the Navy list. Presumably, F1/C Nordquist was killed in the kamikaze attack, though the exact circumstances are unknown to me at this time. However, I did find him listed at the Defense Prisoner of War * Missing Personnel Office website under Service Personnel Not Recovered Following WWII which lists his date of loss as 21 December 1944, the date of the kamikaze attack. Thank you for your sacrifice F1/C Nordquist. :S!