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Armenta, Lorenzo

Rank and Name, Ship’s Cook Second Class Lorenzo Armenta.

Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Navy.


Lorenzo is born approx. on Oct. 9, 1923 in Los Angeles County, California.

Father, Juan Armenta.

Mother, Refugio (Nejera) Armeta.

Parents born in Mexico.


Lorenzo enlisted the service in California with service number # 5645890.


Lorenzo was KIA when the Japanese Submarine I-58 Torpedoed the USS Indianapolis and she Sunk at the Philippine Sea on July 30, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also has Mentioned at U.S.S. Indianapolis National Memorial,

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/cruisers/pages/uss_indianapolis_ca35_roll_of_honor.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

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

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


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser
A scene from "USS Indianapolis: The Legacy," one of four films playing this weekend at the Best of the Fest event at the Artcraft Theatre. The mini film festival features some of the best selections from this year's Heartcraft Film Festival. Submitted
Japanese Submarine I-58
His rank Ship's Cook Second Class