Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Daniel Balduria.
Unit/Placed in, 25th Infantry Division Band.
Before the 25th Infantry Division Band was constituted on October 12, 1943, SSgt. Daniel Balduria was in training to form the Band on the Cargo-Ship USS Aludra AK-72 when it was Torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine RO-323, he was rescued but died of his wounds and got a Sea Burial from the USS Skylark AM-63 Minesweeper.
Daniel is born approx. on 1897 in the Philippines.
Spouse, Silveria (Mandano) Baduria.
Parents are born in the Philippines.
Children born in Hawaii.
Daughter, Conny and Bernice Baduria.
Sons, Eddy, Leonard, Danny and Donald Baduria
Daniel enlisted the service in Hawaii with service number # 6613285.
Daniel was KIA during training duty on the USS Aludra cargo ship when it was Torpedoed by the Japanese submarine RO-33 on 23 June, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Daniel is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/