In Loving Memory Of

Odas A. "Monk" Willingham

(1924 - 1984)




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Date of Birth:  May 03, 1924 - Buckholts, Texas


Date of Death:  February 19, 1984 - Greenville, Texas


Dates Aboard the USS Inaugural:  12/30/44 - 04/30/46


December 1944 Rank:  Seaman 2nd class (see ranks section)


Life After WWII:  [as told by daughter Cheryl]


"After the war, my father returned to Williamson County, Texas. He became an

employee of the Lone Star Gas Company and married my mother on December 29,

1947. He remained with the gas company until he was forced to retire

because of his heart. He died February 19, 1984. My father was the 22nd

person to ever receive by-pass surgery at Baylor Medical Hospital in Dallas.

My parents had four children."



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