John C. Crabtree was from Kentucky around the Madisonville/ Hanson area. He was born in 1927 so he was 17 when he came aboard the Neshoba.

He did his boot camp at the Great Lakes Training Center.

He has one son, two daughters, six Grandsons and three Great Grandsons

Photo and information contributed by John Crabtree in honor of his Father, also John Crabtree.