Florida Fallen Stories

Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer

Wambolt (“Bo”) Sumner

Ship’s Writer. An older brother to Homer, born on December 24, 1893, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at Key West on July 20, 1917. Worked as a bookkeeper for the Exchange National Bank in Tampa and roomed at the Y.M.C.A. (1916-17). (USCG Service Card; Veterans Administration Master Index)



Wambolt is second from left.

Wambolt (“Bo”) Sumner was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.