George Watson lived in Birmingham, Alabama. He was educated at Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University), graduating in 1942.
September 1st, 1942 he joined the military and ended up in 2nd Battalion, 29th Quartermaster Regiment. March 8th, 1943 he was a passenger on board the Dutch vessel ss USAT ‘sJacob, on its way to Porlock Harbor, New Guinea, when she was struck by Japanese bombers. After abandon ship was ordered, Watson assisted people to the life boats who were unable to swims. Exhausted by his efforts, he was sucked down by the sinking vessel. His body has never been found.
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