Kenneth Junior Sneed
Died 9 October 1943
Officially declared dead on 10 October 1944
Memorialized at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Kenneth Sneed served on the U.S.S. Wyoming and was transferred to the U.S.S. Buck (DD420).

At 00.36 hours on 9 Oct, 1943, the USS Buck (LtCmdr M. Klein, lost) was on patrol off Salerno, when she was hit in the bow by a Gnat, causing the forward magazine to explode and sank within four minutes.
Mother: Mrs. Rowenia Sneed Cook, Rt 2, Dayton, TN
Brother: Motor Machinists Mate Second Class Wallace Franklin Sneed also lost in World War II

  • Rank: Coxswain
  • Date of death: 9 October 1943
  • County: Rhea
  • Hometown: Dayton
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Buck (DD-420)
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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