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Ellis, Benjamin Charles

Rank and Name, Mess Attendant First Class Benjamin Charles Ellis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Monssen (DD-436) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Benjamin is born approx. no record available in Byron, Georgia.

 

Grandmother, Mettie Ellis.

 

Benjamin enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 2683863.

 

Benjamin was KIA when the USS Monssen was hit by many Shells from the Japanese Navy during the Battle at Guadalcanal on Nov. 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.

 

Benjamin 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/05/436.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 Monssen (DD-436) Destroyer
Map with Locations
Casualty List
His rank Mess Attendant First Class