Herman W. Gullett, a snipe on the U.S.S. Caperton during WWII, passed on April 24, 1999 of giloblastoma Grade 4 (invasive brain cancer).
He was the middle child of Knox and Aldia Wilson Gullett. He was born in Wills Point, Texas and upon returning home from the war attended watchmaking school. He opened his first business in Canton, Texas about 1946, married in 1949, then was recalled to duty during the Korean Conflict. He served off the coast of California on a tin can but did not ship out to Korea as someone—he said not him—scuttled the ship. His time ran out and he returned to Canton and reopened his business. He retired as a successful watch and jewelry repairman and spent his last years remodeling old houses.
He enjoyed telling his only grandson about his adventures on the Caperton during WWII, so many of his experiences will not soon be forgotten.
He is survied by his wife of 49 years, Mattie Lou Gullett; a daughter, Lou Ann Everett; and 1 grandson, Walter Teal, all of Canton, Texas.