Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Second Class Samuel Austin.
Unit/Placed in, USS Helena (CL-50) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Samuel is born approx. on 6 Oct. 1916 in Brown Township, Iowa.
Father, Samuel M. Austin.
Mother, Emma L. (Lange) Austin.
Samuel enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 3214506.
Samuel was KIA when the USS Helena was hit by several torpedoed during the Battle of Kula Gulf on July 6, 1943, 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.
Samuel is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, Linn County, Iowa, USA.
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