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Atherton, Kenneth Roy

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Kenneth Roy Atherton.

Unit/Placed in, USS Jarvis (DD-393) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Kenneth is born approx. on 7 March 1925 in Wyoming.

Father, Benjamin F. Atherton.

Mother, Clara B. (McCall) Atherton.

Sister(s), Marie louise Atherton.


Kenneth enlisted the service in California with service number # 3828791.


Kenneth was KIA during the Battle of Savo, when the USS Jarvis was attacked by the Japanese Forces, Torpedoed it, the ship spilt and sunk on Aug. 9, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?138435


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 Jarvis (DD-393) Destroyer
USS Jarvis Hit
Location Wreck
His rank Seaman Second class