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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com