Florida Fallen Stories

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Felix George Poppell

Ordinary Seaman. Born in Sharpes, Brevard County, Florida, on January 6, 1899, one of seven children of Robert Clayton Poppell (1859-1940), a citrus grower and county tax accessor, and Isabella Franklin Faulkner (1871-1945). Enlisted in U.S. Coast Guard at Fort Pierce on April 17, 1917. Mrs. Poppell participated in the government-sponsored Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage to honor her son in 1931. (USCG Service Card; Veterans Administration Master Index; Burial Case File)




Felix George Poppell was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.