Born: July 3, 1924
Killed in Action (MIA): August 8, 1945 while serving in the Philippines.
Rank: Seaman First Class
Patrol Bombing Squadron 27, Okinawa
Seaman Golnik enlisted on May 9, 1944. The PBM Mariner aircraft he was serving on was lost at sea while during a mission near Japan two days after the first atomic bomb was dropped.
At the time of his death, Seaman Golnik was survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Golnik, three sisters, Annie, Emily and Christine, and two brothers, Bedrick and Christian.
Seaman Golnik’s name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at at the Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii