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Goode, Samuel Preston

Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Third Class Samuel Preston Goode.

Unit/Placed in, USS Chevalier (DD-451) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Samuel is born approx. on Oct. 11, 1917 in Lexington, Texas.

Father, Robert R. Goode.

Mother, May (Behringer) Goode.

Sister(s), Edith Ellen M. Goode.

Brother(s), Joseph M. Jasper E. and Walter E. Goode.


Samuel enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3601855.


Samuel was KIA on patrol attacked enemy destroyers, she was hit by several gunfire and a torpedoed from them at Vella Lavella , she was sunk on Okt. 7, 1943,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished 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.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/451.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com






USS Chevalier (DD-451) In Boston harbor, Massachusetts, on 24 October 1942 just prior to departing to escort a convoy during the invasion of North Africa. This is a cleaned version of an original photograph in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Samuel P. Goode
His rank Gunner's Mate Third Class