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John Harvey Root

John Harvey Root

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 234 18 83
Birth Date February 14, 1921
From Maribel, Wisconsin
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Lagarto (SS-371)
Loss Date May 4, 1945
Location Off Malay coast near the Gulf of Siam
Circumstances Sunk by depth charge attack
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Photo courtesy of David Anderson.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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