Chaplain's Hill Project

Telling the stories of almost 250 U.S. Military Chaplains who lost their lives in the service to the nation

McGarrity, John J.

Basic Biographical Details

Branch: U.S. Navy
Conflict: World War II
Monument: Catholic
Born:
Hometown: Philadelphia
Home State: Pennsylvania
Last place of Worship:
Date of Death: Lost at sea 2/7/1942-survived the sinking of the USS Langley, picked up by Pecos which was then sunk by the Japanese.  There is some confusion over the date of death.  He was not officially declared dead until 1945.
Resting Place: Lost at sea – Java Sea
Military Honors:
POW (Y/N)


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