Gene Bruce



Age: 98


Summary: last known survivor of the Tragedy at Honda Point, the worst peacetime disaster in U.S. naval history, which took place in 1923 and saw 23 sailors die when nine destroyers misjudged their navigation patterns and crashed into a rocky shoreline near Lompoc, California, who participated in 1998 in a 75th-aniversary ceremony organized by a group called Point Honda Watch, created to pay tribute to the victims and heroes of the almost-forgotten disaster.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: May 19, 1907


Died: December 6, 2005


Location: North Hollywood, California