Name and Rank, Storekeeper Third Class Jewel Junior Ukena.
Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy United States Navy.
Jewel was born approx. on Sep. 15, 1915 in Missouri.
Father, John C. Ukena.
Mother, Iva M. (Lamley) Ukena.
Sisters, Ruby L., Anna P., Opal M, Maeie and Wilma Ukena.
Jewel entered the service from California with service number # 3760393.
Jewel J. Ukena was a Storekeeper in the United States Navy.
Jewel was KIA when the USS Houston was attacked by numerous Japanese Planes and got hit at one of the Turrets in the Battle of Makassar Strait, on 1 March 1942, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Jewell is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,
National Capital Region, Philippines.
He also has a Memorial Grave at IOOF Cemetery, Golden City, Barton County, Missouri, USA.
Thanks to http://www.usshouston.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