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Jason Ard Lodwick,, Jr.
Lieuenant(jg), United States Navy
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Courtesy of American Legion Post 50 SAL 50 New York USA

Lieutenant (jg) Jason Ard Lodwick Jr., was a parishioner of Christ Church in Pelham Manor, New York, and his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lodwick, lived at 915 Esplanade.  Prior to the start of WWII, Lodwick worked for 
Pan American Airways, Africa Ltd, and was stationed in North Africa, Egypt, and India.  He was married to 
Louise Chapelle Ivey Lodwick of Richmond, Virginia and his brother Lyle Lodwich served in the USNR in the 
Pacific as well.

On May 27th of 1945 just days after transferring to the Fletcher class destroyer DD630, USS Braine, the 
ship was hit by a Japanese plane off of Okinawa.  The attack killed Lieutenant Lodwick and over twenty of his fellow 
crew members, the greatest loss of life on any destroyer which was not sunk.  The Standard Star reported 
the news of his death on October 6th and 8th, 1945.


LODWICK, JASON A JR
LT JG
BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4425
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 3 Sepember 2007
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