Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Arthur Leroy Ashton.
Unit/Placed in, USS Smith (DD-378) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Arthur is born approx. on 3 Jan. 1924 in Clinton County, Iowa.
Father, Harry O. Ashton.
Mother, Laura C. (Chapman) Ashton.
Sister(s), Mary J. and Juanita E. Aston.
Brother(s), Thomas E. and Harold L. Ashton.
Arthur enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 6204987.
Arthur was KIA when the USS Smith was Attacked by various Japanese Torpedo Plane’s and 1 dropped the torpedo but it exploded later 26 Oct. 1942, 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.
Arthur 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/05/378.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