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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Aaron Ward*

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, November 13, 1942
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
After several escort missions Aaron Ward joined the covering force at Guadalcanal, October 17, 1942. During the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13, 1942, she performed gallantly, and took nine hits killing 15 of her crew and wounding 55.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 14

Name Service Branchsort descending
RM 3c Charles Morris USN
SC 3c Martin Lesneski USN
F 1c Earl Mann USN
F 2c George Hess USN
CCS Ivory Benegar USN
Sea 2c Kenneth Brisson USN
Sea 1c John Cofer USN
Sea 2c Frank Wallner USN
TM 1c John Ravin USN
F 1c Henry Rudolph USN
Sea 2c James Seale USN
Sea 1c Paul Schnieder USN
FC 1c Paul Schleher USN
GM 2c Joseph Poythress USN
Prepared by CAPT R. O. Strange USN (Ret.)