Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Leslie Hurrell - KIA Sunda Strait
Attached are two photographs taken at Mountain View Cemetery in Danville, Virginia. This cemetery is around the corner from Obie's childhood home. We were walking in the cemetery one day and decided to stop and read all of the markers in the WWII Memorial section. Much to our surprise, we found a marker for a USS Houston sailor who is still standing watch in Sunda Strait. Obie played there often as a child never suspecting, of course, that some 50 years later he would learn the history of one of those markers and that it would have so much meaning to us (and the USS Houston family). Here is a link to the location on a map . We have not yet had any success locating any of Leslie Hurrell's family members. Leslie Hurrell, you are remembered. Submitted by: Judy Bunch and Obie Roach.