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Rank and Name, Machinist´s Mate First Class Richard Edward Albers.
Unit/placed in, USS Aaron Ward (DD-483) Destroyer, United States Navy.
Richard was born on Oct. 27, 1919 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Father, Richard D. Albers.
Mother, Luella V. (Hanney) Albers.
Sisters, Florence, Jean, Lorisse, Darlene, Anita, Barbara and Shirley Albers.
Brothers, Donald and Wallace Albers.
Wife, Rose (De Garcia) Albers.
Richard entered the Service from New Jersey with service number # 3683964.
Richard was KIA when the ship was attacked by several planes who threw their Bombs and the ship Sunk at Guadacanal, on April 7, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Richard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
He has also a Memorial Grave at Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA.
Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/483.htm ABMC, https://abmc.gov http://navylog.navymemorial.org , Jean Louis Vijgen , Familysearch.com https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Sean Cojenos, Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org, Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. : http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider, Armand Hendriks https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/