Name and Rank, Fireman First Class Louis Da Rugna.
Unit/Placed in, USS Laffey (DD-459) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Louis was born approx. on May 5, 1916 in Cook County, Illinois.
Father, Martin Da Rugna.
Mother, Josephine Da Rugna.
Both Parents were born in Italy.
Sisters, Edith, Della and Anna Da Rugna.
Brothers, Junis and Fred Da Rugna.
Louis entered the service from Illinois with service number # 6681950.
Louis Da Rugna was a Fireman 1th Class in the United States Navy.
Louis was KIA when the USS Laffey was sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal, on Nov. 13, 1942, he is honored with the 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.
Louis is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the Missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Walnut Hill Cemetery
Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA.
Thanks to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Laffey_(DD-459) Historynet http://www.historynet.com/uss-laffey-attacked-off-okinawa-in-world-war-ii.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
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/