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Bill Saunders

Bill Saunders

Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 616 69 52
Birth Date July 27, 1921
From Blackwell, Texas
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Loss Date February 1, 1944
Location East China Sea or Yellow Sea
Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
Remarks Bill was also entitled to wear the World War II Victory Medal,
the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars,
 the American Campaign Medal, and the
World War II Honorable Service Lapel Button

Photo and information courtesy of Glenda Van Zandt Stroud, niece.
 

 

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