Name and Rank, Machinist’s Mate First Class Norman Floyd La Barr.
Unit/Placed in, USS O’Brien (DD-725) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Norman was born approx. on Feb. 13, 1921 in Glenora, New York.
Father, Norman La Barr.
Mother, Lottie La Barr.
Sister, Florence La Barr.
Brothers, Milton and Herbert La Barr.
Norman entered the service from New York with service number # 4030358.
Norman F. La Barr was a Machinist’s Mate 1st Class in the United States Navy.
Norman was KIA onboard the USS O’Brien near Okinawa, Japan when the ship was attacked by a kamikaze, on March 27, 1945, and 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.
Norman is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing.
Thanks to http://www.USS O’brien (DD-725).org/
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