A Sailor's Story: Fire Control Chief Jeffery Warren Shukers

Fire Control Chief Jeffery Warren Shukers was born on February 24, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Union-Whitten High School in 1980 and enlisted in the US Navy shortly afterward. 

Fire Control Chief Jeffery Shukers specialized in electronics and was assigned to the USS Saratoga.  He deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.  

On December 22, 1990, while the Al Tovia was ferrying the sailors from shore in Haifa, Israel, to the USS Saratoga, the ferry sank, and Fire Control Chief Shukers drowned.  He rests at the Union Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


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