Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Third Class Jerome Joseph Arendt.
Unit/Placed in, USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) Destroyer, United States Navy.
Jerome is born approx. on March 2, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois.
Father, George Arendt.
Mother, Francis (Paprocki) Arendt.
Sister(s), Geraldine M. Arendt.
Brother(s), Gregory J. Arendt.
Jerome enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 8520435.
Jerome was KIA when at Lingayen Gulf it was attacked by Kamikazes, and was hit at the torpedo mount on Jan. 6, 1945, he is honored with a 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.
Jerome 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/05/692.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com