Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Matthew Joseph Augusta.
Unit/Placed in, USS Monssen (DD-436) Destroyer, United States Navy.
Matthew is born approx. on no record.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Matthew enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 2020790.
Matthew was KIA when the USS Monssen was hit by many Shells from the Japanese Navy during the Battle at Guadalcanal (Navy Battle of Savo) on Nov. 13, 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.
Matthew 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/05/436.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
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