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Robert William Carter

Robert William Carter

Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Seaman, Second Class
Service Number 669 80 50
Birth Date June 25, 1924
From Sawyerville, Illinois
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks Robert survived the sinking of his boat, but was killed while being
transported aboard Chuyo from Truk to Japan when it was sunk
by USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's name
"Groluk."

Photo courtesy of Steve Joyce, Gillespie (illinois) Public Library, via Norm Rutan.

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