Navy Yeoman First Class Charles Edwin Snyder

On Armed Forces Day we are celebrating the life of Navy Yeoman First Class Charles Edwin Snyder (1892-1961). He was the son of John Snyder and Mary King who lived on 16th Street in Louisville. Charles’s Navy career spanned 12 years and 23 ships during both World War I and World War II. According to his draft card, Charles was tall and slender with dark hair and brown eyes. He was aboard the Navy replenishment ship Salinas when the ship was torpedoed by German submarines in October 1941. After retirement, he worked as a repairman. Charles died in 1961 at the VA Hospital in Louisville at the age of 68. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was survived by three daughters and a son. Thank you for your service.