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DaRugna, Louis

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Louis DaRugna.

Unit/Placed in, USS Laffey (DD-459) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Louis is born approx. on May 5, 1916 in Belleville, Illinois.


Father, Martin DaRugna.

Mother, Josephine DaRugna.

Both Parents born in Italy.

Brother, Junis and Fred DaRugna.


Louis enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 6681950.


Loui was KIA during the Battle at Guadalcanal when the USS Laffey was Sunk by the Japanese Navy on November 13, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to 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 Laffey (DD-459) Destroyer
His rank Fireman First Class