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Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Thornton Ross Alexander.
Unit/Placed, USS Spence DD-512 Destroyer, United Naval Reserve.
Thornton was born 1924 in Denver, Colorado.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Thornton enlisted the service in Colorado with serial number # 8769008.
Thornton died during on board the USS Spence when it was foundred in Typhoon Cobra on Dec, 18, 1944, Fireman First Class Thornton R. Alexander is honored with a Philippine Liberation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Thornton is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial , Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Tablets of the Missing.
Thorton also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington,
Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
Thanks to http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussspence/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html