American Legion Jastrzremski-Lelo Post 439


Edwin Jastrzemski was born January 16, 1919 in Branford, Connecticut and grew up in the area of Saginaw, Michigan. He was the son of Frank and Frances Jastrzemski. He graduated from Saginaw High School in 1937 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Decemebr 11, 1939.

Edwin Jastrzemski achieved the rank of Seaman First Class and was attached to the USS Arizona. During his enlistment during World War II, Edwin Jastrzemski was listed as Missing In Action or Lost At Sea on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Edwin Jastrzemski is entombed within the USS Arizona BB-39 and is memorialized at Tablets Of The Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location.

Seaman First Class Edwin Charles Jastremski was decorated with the following:

Purple Heart

Combat Action Ribbon

World War II Victory Medal

American Campaign Medal

Navy Presidential Unit Citation

Navy Good Conduct Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Navy Expeditionary Medal

May Seaman First Class Edwin Charles Jastrzemski be remembered every time we enter our American Legion Post 439 as well as all who remain entombed on the USS Arizona BB-39