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Accardi, Vito Thomas

Rank and Name, Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class Vito Thomas Accardi.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Eversole (DE-404) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Vito is born in no record in Brooklyn , New York.

 

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Vito enlisted the service in New York with service number # 8147551.

 

Vito was KIA when the Ship was hit by 2 Torpedoes, he helped wounded to safety until he himself was trapped and went down with the Ship on Oct. 28, 1944, Pharmcist’s Mate Second Class Vito T. Accardi is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/404.htm 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/

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

USS Eversole (DE-404) Destroyer
Diary
Vito T. Accardi
His rank Pharmacist's Mate Second Class