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Thinking today of the service and sacrifice of Seaman 2nd Class Bryl G. Bowman, who went missing in action on this date 75 years ago. Seaman Bowman was a crew member aboard the USS Houston, which on 1 March 1942 was caught in a desperate battle with the Japanese fleet and was sunk off of the Java coast. Of the 1061 men aboard the Houston, 693 perished.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Houston_(CA-30)

http://www.click2houston.com/news/ceremonies-mark-75th-anniversary-of-uss-houston-sinking

 

On this 75th anniversary, here is to all the sailors of the USS Houston "still on duty"

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To all, rest in peace. Being on the water like this in a battle, is simply terrifying to me. I shudder to think about it.

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