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Scott, Dan, Ragsdale


Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Dan Ragsdale Scott.

Unit/Placed in, , USS Duncan (DD-485) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Dan is born approx. on 25 June 1924 in Waco, Texas.

Father, Daniel Ragsdale Scott.

Mother, Ruth (Hooper) Scott.

Sister(s), Martha L, Scott.


Dan enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3567451.


Dan was KIA during the battle of Cape Esperance, sunk when hit several times, crew tried to beach the ship at Savo Island, but failed on Oct 12, 1942, 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.


Dan 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/05/485.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

USS Duncan (DD-485) Destroyer
USS Duncan patch
Passing the timezone
Newspaper art.
Various Chipwrecks from the Battle Cape Esparance
His rank Seaman First Class
Book about the Battle