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John Bowers Kennon, Jr.

John Bowers Kennon, Jr.

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Ship's Cook, Third Class
Service Number 663 12 08
Birth Date April 16, 1922
From Washington, D. C.
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 John was born in Parris Island, South Carolina. He 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 and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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