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Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate First Class William Clarence Land.
Unit/Placed in, USS Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer, United States Navy.
William is born approx. on Feb. 25, 1924 in Tarrant County Texas.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
William enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3564954.
William was KIA when the USS Morrison was on radar picket duty it was attacked by several Kamikaze plane’s on May 4, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, The Meritorious Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussmorrison/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov
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/