Louis McFerrin Goan was born in White Pine, Tennessee to Andrew Mack Goan and Maude Baker. He married Helene Agnes Wyber in Michigan in 1942.
Died 9 March 1944
Memorialized at the Cambridge American Cemetery, England

CMoMM Louis M Goan was assigned to the USS Leopold. He went down with his ship on 9 March 1944 after USS Leopold was struck by a torpedo fired from U-255 south of Iceland.
Awarded the Purple Heart

he Morristown Gazette Mail, 17 October 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Goan of White Pine have received official notice from the U.S. Coast Guard that their son, Lovis (Bus) McFerrin Goan, who previously had been reported missing in action with the enemy, was killed when his ship was torpedoed on the night of March 9, 1944.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen Wyber Goan of Detroit, Mich.; his parents; three brothers, George G, and Martin Baker of White Pine and Hubert R. of the Navy.

  • Rank: Chief Motor Machinists Mate
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 August 1909
  • Date of death: 9 March 1944
  • County: Jefferson
  • Service Branch: Coast Guard
  • Division/Assignment: USS Leopold (DE-319)
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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