Notes for Simon Shalitta: At age 20, he died during WWII, on the Juneau Cruiser [Source: Martha Shalitta].
The ship was sunk in a night surface action in the Naval Battle for Guadalcanal on November 13th, 1942. One of the most ferocious naval battles ever fought took place off Guadalcanal. Thirteen US ships including,light cruisers Atlanta and Juneau, fought a superior Japanese naval force including two battleships, at close range in what one US naval officer described as a "bar room brawl with the lights shut off"! . The smaller American naval force turned back the Japanese that night and as a result 1,439 US and 520 Japanese sailors gave their lives. [Source: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/4072/index.html USS Atlanta & USS Juneau HomePage on the internet 07/08/99]