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Arbate, Leo Carmelo

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Leo Carmelo Abate.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.


Leo is born in 1916 in Ansonia, Connecticut.


Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.


 Leo enlisted the U.S.Navy in Connecticut with serial # 2072401.


Leo was KIA when the USS Houston was hit and Sunk by several torpedoes in the Battle for Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942, Fireman First Class Leo C. Abate is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Leo is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Hendriks  https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org

USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
Location Wreck
Leo C. Abate
His rank Fireman First Class