Sunday, February 20, 2005

Honoring one of our own....almost

Only 1 semester shy of his GT degree, Emmett Mills left school to join the Navy right after the Japs attacked Pearl Harbor. He passed away last week.

Mills was one semester shy of graduating with an engineering degree from Georgia Tech when Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. He enlisted in the Navy, was commissioned as an ensign and volunteered for submarine duty. Mills served on four submarines in the Pacific Theater of Operations and as captain of the last, the USS Seal. He took part in the sinking of 19 Japanese ships. He remained in the Naval Reserve for many years following the war.