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Smith Jr. , Carl Glee

Rank and Name, Fire Controlman Second Class Carl Glee Smith Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Carl is born approx. on Sep. 3, 1924 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

Father, Carl G. Smith.

Mother, Eliza J. (Gilbert) Smith.

Sister, Lenore C. Smith.

Brothers, Victor Mc. and. Glen D. Smith.

 

Carl enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 6160661.

 

Carl died when the USS Spence was foundered in the Tropical storm Typhoon Cobra on Dec. 18, 1944, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Thanks to Vickye Blatherwick and 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/

 

And Special Thanks to Vickye Blatherwick for keeping up the Remembrance for the Men who fought this War.

 

USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer
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Carl G. Smith Jr
His rank Fire Controlman Second Class