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Frank Leroy "Jack" Niles

Frank Leroy Niles

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Fireman, First Class
Service Number 757 69 58
Birth Date July 31, 1925
From Laporte, Minnesota
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 Jack was 19 years old when Trigger was lost. 
He was also entitled to wear:
Submarine Combat Insignia
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars
WW II Victory Medal
Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

Photo and information courtesy of Kevin Kennedy, grandnephew.

 

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