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Seaman 1/c


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Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo
1944

Entered service March 2, 1944. Trained at Sampson, N.Y. , Newport,  Philadelphia,  San Diego,  San Francisco, and Long Beach. Assigned to U.S.S. Astoria. Served in Atlantic Theatre at Trinidad;  Pacific Theatre at Honolulu,  Eniwetok, Ulithi, Iwo Jima,  Okinawa, Kyushu, Honshu; Philippine Theatre at Leyte and Samar. Ship’s score: 15 aircraft knocked down, 4 shore bombardments. Awards: 3 Ribbons, 4 stars on Asiatic-Pacific, 1 star on Philippines. Date of discharge May 2, 1946.

New Milford in World War II
Teresa M. Martin
Copyright May 30, 1947

 

 

Background of the Asiatic-Pacific medal taken from:

http://veteranmedals.army.mil/awardg&d.nsf/374fbd6468877ab385256b6600590a90/c354c2f8dcf6165b85256b6600663de5!OpenDocument
 
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