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Aldrich, Donald Ray

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Donald Ray Aldrich.

Unit/Placed in  USS Eversole (DE-40) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Donald was born in, 1926 in, Michigan.


Father, Clarence R. Aldridch.

Mother, Erma M. Aldrich.

Sister, Leona E. Aldrich.

Brothers, Clinton D. and Bobbie E. Aldrich.


Donald enlisted the service in Michigan  with service number # 8947406.


Donald was KIA  when the ship was hit by a Torpedo Strike in the Battle of Leyte , on Oct.  29,  1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA.


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-40) Destroyer
Donald R. Aldrich
His rank Seaman Second Class