A USS SIGSBEE DD502 MEMORIAL RECEIVED FROM WAYNE VANDERVOORT 9/22/08 .

WAYNE'S FATHER  SERVED ON THE DESTROYER USS NORMAN SCOTT DD690 DURING W.W.II

THE USS NORMAN SCOTT LOST 23 MEN, INCLUDING THE SHIPS COMMANDING OFFICER, SEYMOUR D OWENS  JULY 24, 1944

OFF TINIAN ISLAND WHEN THE DESTROYER CAME UNDER FIRE FROM SIX INCH SHORE BATTERIES. THE DD690 RECEIVED DIRECT HITS

ON THE BRIDGE, 5INCH GUN MOUNT #5 AND THE NUMBER ONE STACK. FIFTY SEVEN MEN WERE INJURED.J