Florida Fallen Stories

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Frederick J. Mansfield

Fireman. Born in Manatee County on August 22, 1896, but raised in Tampa. His father, James Okie Mansfield (1861-1940), was a carpenter and truck farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Coast Guard at Tampa on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917. Worked in Dixon D. Murrell’s grocery store on Michigan Avenue in Tampa prior to enlistment. His older brother, George Willard Mansfield, served as Fireman 2nd class in the Navy until his discharge in January 1919. Next of kin: Julia Lowe Mansfield (mother), 318 Fulton Street Tampa. (USCG Service Card; Veterans Administration Master Index)



Frederick J. Mansfield was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.