Summary

When Emmitt was drafted, he nor his family knew that WWll was so close to being over. He answered the call, on July 5, 1945, leaving his wife and two young children. After "Basic", he ended up in Honolulu, Hawaii...at Pearl Harbor. This is his Navy history.

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Navy 1
Rank:
S 2/C 1
Birth:
09 Apr 1922 1
Nacogdoches, Texas 1
Death:
02 Dec 1987 1
Nacogdoches Texas 1
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Birth:
09 Apr 1922 1
Nacogdoches, Texas 1
Male 1
Death:
02 Dec 1987 1
Nacogdoches Texas 1
Burial:
Nacogdoches, Texas 1
Burial:
Nacogdoches, Texas 1
Burial Date: 04 Dec 1987 1
Burial Place: Sunset Memorial Cemetery 1
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Marriage:
Emma Molandes 1
06 Apr 1940 1
Nacogdoches, Texas 1
Spouse Death Date: 21 Apr 2007 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Navy 1
Rank:
S 2/C 1
Service Start Date:
05 Jul 1945 1
Service End Date:
03 May 1946 1
Enlistment Date:
Inducted 1
Enlistment Location:
Nacogdoches, Texas 1
Service Number:
937-47-29 1

World War II 1

Branch:
Navy 1
Rank:
Seaman 2/C 1
Service Start Date:
05 Jul 1945 1
Service End Date:
03 May 1946 1

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Nacogdoches, Texas

Emmitt was my Father and I was 4 (four ) years old when he was drafted. My name is Patricia Ann Smith Curtis. My brother, Emmitt Lee Jr., was only two. I have memories of Daddy coming home after basics, before going on sea duty to the Pacific Campaign, Pearl Harbor Hawaii. We did not have a car and Daddy found a house in town for us to live in and Mama could get to the post office. I would say it was a good mile walk to the post office and Mama did it every day to get mail from him and to mail a letter to him....every day but Sunday. I have all of their letters that Mama saved. Little did they know that the war was soon going to be over. 

When he came home after the service, I was so happy, but he had been gone long enough that my two year old brother did not remember him and clung to Mama for a while.  We were lucky...he came home.                                                                                         

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