Rank and Name, Ship’s Cook Third Class Marion Anthony Bacile.
Unit/Placed in, USS LST-552 (Tank Landing Ship), United States Naval Reserve.
Marion is born approx. on 1913 in Texas.
Father, Nick Bacile.
Mother, Margaret (Campise) Bacile.
Brother(s), Pascal J. and Joseph A. Bacile.
Spouse, Mary (Leggio) Bacile (Palasota).
Daughter, Mary M. Bacile.
Marion enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8431960.
Marion was KIA when the USS LST-552 was hit by a Bomb from the Japanese air attack on Leyte Gulf on 24 Sep. 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.
Marion is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/USS_LST-552
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
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/