Rank and Name, Coxwain Carson L. Hooks.
Unit/Placed in, USS Gambier Bay ( CVE-73) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
Carson is born approx. on 1925 in Wisconsin.
Mother, Ethel M. Hooks.
Sister(s), Margaret Hooks.
Brother(s), Gordon and Charles Hooks.
Carson enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 6204161.
Carson was KIA when a shell from (probably) the battleship Yamato hit the USS Gambier Bay she sunk at the Battle off Samar same day on Oct. 25, 1944, 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.
Carson is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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