Forged by the sea and held in our hearts, this page honors the family members who served on USS Elmore or had a connection with the ship. Our goal is to collect photographs of as many of the crew as possible and attach a brief biography of each man. Thus we honor them and make certain that they will never be forgotten.
Fewer than 3 percent of the 16 million American veterans of the war are still alive, and all are in their 90s or beyond. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are dying quickly—according to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, 496,777 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are alive as of October, 2018. The VA estimates 348 of them die each day.
Above photo: World War II Memorial (Pacific), The Mall, Washington, D.C.