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Acosta, Charles Mack

Name and Rank, Machinist’s Mate Third Class Charles Mack Acosta.

Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35), United States Naval Reserve.


Charles was born approx. on April 20, 1925 in Louisiana.


Father, Horace J. Acosta.

Mother, Beatrice Acosta.

Brother, Raymond Acosta.


Charles entered  the service from Louisiana with service number # 6458362.


Charles M. Acosta was a Machinist’s Mate Third Class in the United States Navy.


Charles was KIA when his ship was torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-58, on July 30, 1945, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal..


Charles is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

He also Mentioned at U.S.S. Indianapolis National Memorial, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.


Thanks to http://www.ussindianapolis.org/story.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser
His rank Machinist Mate Third Class
Newspaper art.