My great uncle died of a "gunshot wound, left chest" on January 3, 1944 while he was enlisted in the Navy and stationed at the US Naval Receiving Station in Orange, Texas. This is all according to family stories and confirmed by a Texas death certificate. His name was Claude Coleman Taylor, born January 18, 1924.
I would love to locate more news about this accident/crime but can't seem to find anything. I looked through the Orange, Texas newspaper (Orange Leader) on dates surrounding this event but nothing was mentioned. I figured this must be because the event took place on a military base.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.