Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Willard Louis Asmus.
Unit/Placed in, USS Perkind (DD-337) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Willard is born approx. on 6 Aug. 1909 in Long Prairie, Minnesota.
Father, William L. Asmus.
Mother, Augusta C. (Kind) Asmus.
Sister(s), Dora I.L. and Verena R. Asmus.
Brother(s), Emerald W.H. Martin W. Orvett O.C. and Louis C. Asmus.
Spouse, Iva M. (Howell) Asmus.
Daughters, Ardella and Charlotte Asmus.
Willard enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 6649297.
Willard died when the MV Duntroon (Australian Troopship) Accidentally rammed and Sunk the USS Perkins on 29 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Willard 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/05/377.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