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Austin, Milton Homer

Rank and Name, Fire Controlman First Class Milton Homer Austin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Milton is born approx. on 1921 in Idaho.

Father, Albert L. Austin.

Mother, Sarah L. (Lindsay) Austin.

Sister(s), Florence L. and Dorothy L. Austin.

Brother(s), Ellis L. Austin.


Milton enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 6544626.


Milton was KIA when the USS Hoel got several hits and Sunk at the Battle off Samar, Philippines, on Oct. 28, 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.


Milton 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/05/533.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

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 Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer
Memorial USS Hoel-USS S.B. Roberts and USS Johnston
Survivours Battle of Samar
His rank Fire Controlman First Class
Ships Memorial