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Dewey Green Backer, Jr.

Dewey Green Backer, Jr.

Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 669 01 71
Birth Date March 6, 1921
From Russell, Kentucky
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Trigger (SS-237)
Loss Date March 28, 1945
Location In area 32 16'N to 30 40'N by 132 05'E to 127 50'E
Circumstances Probably sunk by air and surface attack
Remarks Dewey was born in Fulton, Missouri.

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