Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Elue Baca Baca.
Unit/Placed in, USS Mississippi (BB-41) Battleship, United States Naval Reserve.
Elue is born approx. on 20 Nov. 1923 in La joya, New Mexico.
Father, Orfelia Baca.
Mother, Selfa Baca.
Sister(s), Cora and ???? Baca.
Brother(s), Levi E. Abraham, Fermin, Jim S. Adam and Jose Baca.
Elue enlisted the service in New Mexico with service number # 8896126.
Elue was KIA (probably) died of his wounds when they returned fire to the Japanese Defenses on Luzon, Because they fired on the USS Mississippi but later was hit by a Kamikaze on Jan. 9, 1945, 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.
Elue 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 Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/41a.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com