William Claudius Churchwell, Jr.
Chief, United States Navy
By His Loving Son, Jason Churchwell
Rank: Chief Aviation Ordnanceman. Place of birth: Hardwick, Georgia, 23 April 1925.
He died on 23 February 1963 while on active
duty. His most significant duty assignment was with Patrol Squadron
23, Air Development Squadron One, Key West, Florida, and Airborne Early
WEarning Squadron Four (VW-4)
His military decorations included, World
War Two Victory Medal Good Conduct Medal, American Area Campaign Ribbon,
National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal.
Posted: 3 April 1999 Updated: 8 November 2005