Thanks for the write up on the Gadsden County men who died at Pearl Harbor.
A few comments on the segment on Roscoe Watson. He was my cousin, but I did not know him because I was born 2 years after he died. I grew up in close proximity to his parents and grandmother, and my mother grew up with him nearby with only a few years difference between them. I never in my life heard anyone refer to him as "Bill". He was called "Roscoe," as the name of the Havana VFW Post depicts. The story is that he did not have a name on his birth certificate, but was called Roscoe, so when he was about to join the Navy he selected the name "William Lafayette" for his official name.
The cited telephone interview with his sister, Nina, was not recent since she passed away a couple of years ago. He never knew his brother-in-law, Dallas, who met and married Nina after World War II.
(Editor’s Note: This story was previously run in 2009 and was reprinted last week in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the two Gadsden County men killed on the USS Arizona.)