Rank and Name, Water Tender First Class Thomas Keith Austin.
Unit/Placed in, USS Henley (DD-391) Destroyer.
Thomas is born approx. on 28 April 1920 in White Sulphur Spring, West virginia.
Father, Harry B. Austin.
Mother, Pearl M. (Totten) Austin.
Sister(s), Elizabeth J. Helen L. and Mary H. Austin.
Brother(s), Hampton L. Austen.
Thomas enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2658724.
Thomas was KIA when the USS Henley was struck by a Torpedo from the Japanese Submarine RO-108 and sunk on 3 Oct. 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.
Thomas 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 Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/391.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