|Lieutenant U.S. Navy
|Date of Death
|September 19 1950
National Defense Service Medal
Lieutenant Watkins was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Lieutenant Watkins was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve. On September 19, 1950, he was a passenger of a C-54 Skymaster transport from Kwajalein to Japan. The aircraft crashed and exploded shortly after takeoff killing all 26 Naval personnel on board.