Florida Fallen Stories

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Jules Louie Garnier Darnou, Jr.

Chief Gunner. Born Jackson, Illinois, December 14, 1876, he was the son of a French sign painter who later moved to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Darnou first enlisted in the Navy in 1891. He served aboard the U.S. Revenue Service cutter SS Hamilton (1911), and another vessel, before transferring to the Tampa in 1917. Residence: Key West (1914), Tampa (1915-18). Next of kin: Kathleen (Catherine) Darnou (wife), 3315 Jefferson Street, Tampa. (Veterans Administration Master Index)  

Jules Louie Garnier Darnou, Jr. was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.