Wednesday, February 15, 2012
John Matza, Coal Passer / Seaman on the U.S.S. Maine.
The photograph on the left is that of Coal Passer / Seaman John Matza. He was killed in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, in Havana, Cuba, on February 15th, 1898. He was one of the 260 Sailors and Marines killed on that day. May They Rest In Peace // Que En Paz Descansen.