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Luther Vaughter Barr

Luther Vaughter Barr

Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Machinist's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 346 82 02
Birth Date May 5, 1921
From Searcy, Arkansas
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Amberjack (SS-219)
Loss Date February 16, 1943
Location Off Rabaul
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack
Remarks Luther was born in Vilonia, Arkansas.
He also served on USS Guardfish (SS-217), and was entitled to
wear the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to that boat and her crew.

Photo and information courtesy of James P. Hoy, nephew.
 

 

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