James Monroe Avent, Sr.

James Monroe Avent, Sr.

Male 1895 - 1995  (100 years)

 

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Avent, James Monroe, Sr. of TN (1895 - 1995)

Also family. Appears to be from the wedding of wife Jeanette's sister, Harriett, to Cmdr. Dudley Morton, USN. Tsingtao, China, 1936. Comdr. Dudley "Mush" Morton was commander of the submarine "Wahoo" during World War II. There is an excellent story of the feats of the Wahoo and Cdr. Morton in the May 1958 issue of Argosy magazine. A monument was erected to his honor in Owensboro, Kentucky, and dedicated on October 7, 1994.The "Wahoo" sank 28 Japanese ships, a number that was only surpassed by the "Tang." Commander Morton went down with his ship in the LaPerouse Straits on October 11, 1943, the result of an aerial bomb. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.


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