Fon B. Huffman

 

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: last survivor of the 1937 Japanese attack on the gunboat USS Panay outside Nanjing, China who was a 24-year-old boilerman serving with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the time of the attack on the Panay as part of the fleet's mission that was to patrol the lawless Yangtze River to protect American interests under a treaty with the Chinese.

 

 

Cause of Death: In his sleep

 

Born: August 19, 1913

 

Died: September 4, 2008

 

Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona