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William Henry Welsh

William Henry Welsh

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 668 97 28
Birth Date October 3, 1922
From St. Louis, Missouri
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks William was born in Hogan, Missouri. 
He was wounded by gunfire before the boat sank,
and was captured and killed by the Japanese.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's
name "Groluk."

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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