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Ben Silvia

Ben Silvia

Purple Heart 

Rank/Rate Ship's Cook, First Class
Service Number 849 65 35
Birth Date January 19, 1923
From Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Snook (SS-279)
Loss Date April 9, 1945
Location Near 18 40' N x 110 40' E
Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
Remarks Ben's last name is listed as "Silva" in some sources.

Photo courtesy of Ben Silvia, son, via Vic Gregorini.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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