Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Francis Harry Armbruster.
Unit/Placed in, USS Strong (DD-467) Destroyer, United States Navy.
Francis is born approx. on 1924 in Illinois.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Francis enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 5518272.
Francis was KIA when the USS Strong was torpedoed and Shot by the Japanese Navy, broke in 2 and Sunk at Rice Anchorage on July 5, 1943, 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.
Francis is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/110668
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