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Brand, Thomas Fletcher

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Thomas Fletcher Brand.

Unit/Placed in, USS Cushing (DD-376) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Thomas is born approx. no record in New York.

 

Mother, Bernice M. Brand.

 

Thomas enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2238844.

 

Thomas was KIA when the USS Cushing was part of the force that moved out to intercept the Japanese fleet in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on the night of 13 November 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/376.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Cushing (DD-376) Destroyer
Location Wreck
His rank Seaman First Class