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Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Earl Bluford Alexander.
Unit/Placed in, USS Belleau Wood (CV-56) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve .
Earl was born on July 5, 1924 in Brumley, Miller County, Missouri.
Father, Wiliam Alexander.
Mother, Malinda E. Alexander.
Sisters, Dora, Alma J., Emma, Dorothea E. and Bernice F. Alexander.
Brother, Walter T. Alexander.
Earl enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 8658262.
Earl was KIA when the ship was Sunk by the Japanese Sub. I-175 near Butaritari Island , on Nov. 24, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Star and the WWII Victory Medal.
Earl is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro
Walls of the missing.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html