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Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Bruce Adkins.
Unit/placed on, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Bruce was born on March 8, 1921 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana.
Father, James Adkins.
Mother, Ethel D. (Blair) Adkins.
Sister, Juanita A. Adkins.
Brother, Robert J. and Joseph I. Adkins.
Bruce entered the Service from Indiana with service-number # 2916786.
Bruce was KIA when the USS Houston was attacked by numeros Japanese Planes and got hit at one of the Turrets in the Battle of Makassar Strait, on Feb. 4, 1942, he is honored with a Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Bruce is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
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