Ralph Clark Huston Jr

© Photographed August 22 and December 12, 2015
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

S1/C USNR 20 MM Loader
Killed by Japanese
gunfire during
surface attack by
Cobia 2-27-45 remains
committed to the deep
Lat 06-02S Long 114-00E

The marker is located on the north bank of the Milwaukee River, on The Manitowoc County 28 Boat Memorial Walk, on the bridge of the U.S.S. Cobia (a National Historic Landmark), at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, at 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220.

0534 Huston Ralph Clark Jr. 755-96-96-S1c, USNR died of wounds received in gun action.
1800 Slowed to one third speed, 06-02S/114-00E.  Committed remains of Huston to the deep. [Mahanes: Ralph was wrapped in several mattress covers and his feet were weighted down with heavy fire bricks.  A board or slab was needed to slide the body into the sea.  somebody came up with the idea to use the door off the head.]  [Starmer: We took it off, and took it topside.]  [Madigan: We played a record of TAPS when we did this.]  [Pelton: 6 men holding the door the Captain and firing squad.]  [Stewart: When he slid into the water he was wrapped in the American Flag, and that went in too.]  [Mahanes: The Captain conducted A Christian burial service that couldn't have been any finer had it been held at Arlington National Cemetery.] 

The marker is aboard the U.S.S. Cobia.

The memorial is visible to the right.

This photo of Submariner Ralph Huston is in the U.S.S. Cobia mess hall.

This Milwaukee County War Memorial Center memorial is dedicated
to submariners who lose their lives in World War II.

View from the dock (above and below)

The marker is aboard the U.S.S. Cobia.

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