Edward W. Gosselin
Ensign Edward Webb Gosselin (1 May 1917 – 7 December 1941) was an officer of the United States Navy who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Gosselin was born on 1 May 1917 at Hamden, Connecticut, and educated at Yale University. He was the son of Edward Napoleon and Florilla Helena (Webb) Gosselin. He enlisted as an Apprentice Seaman 30 September 1940 and was commissioned 14 March 1941.
Ensign Gosselin’s first duty station was the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39). He reported on board on 3 May 1941 as an Engineer, and was on board the ship when she was sunk at Pearl Harbor. Ensign Gosselin was officially declared dead as of 7 December 1941.
In 1944, the high speed transport USS Gosselin (APD-126) was named in his honor.
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