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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com