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Walter Rea McCuen

Walter Rea McCuen

 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Machinist's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 321 29 61
Birth Date March 22, 1918
From Sioux City, Iowa
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death October 24, 1944
Location Aboard the Hellship Arisan Maru
Circumstances Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners
of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by
USS Shark (SS-314)
Remarks Walter was born in Manning, Iowa.  Some sources
spell his name "McCue."

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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