Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Louis Wilfred Arpin.
Unit/Placed in, USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) Carrier, United States Navy.
Louis is born approx. on 1925 in Louisiana.
Father, Arsene F. Arpin.
Mother, Fleurette Arpin.
Louis enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 2750030.
Louis was KIA when the USS Gamier Bay sunk during multiple hits from Japanese Vessels in the Battle off Samar on Oct. 25, 1944, 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.
Louis is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Gueydan Cemetery, Gueydan, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, USA.
Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/03/073.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