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Paustian, Louis Junior

PAUSTIAN

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 19:09:44

Paustian, Louis Junior

Traer, IA

Serial No: 6209725

Born: Nov 7, 1921

Parent: Mrs. Amelia Paustian

Entered Navy: Aug 31, 1942

Training in US: NTS, Grerat lakes, IL

Left for Overseas: From San Francisco, CA on Nov 3, 1942; arrived Espiritu Santo (island SW Pacific in the NW New Hebrides) on Nov 26, 1942. Assigned Task Force 38, Cruiser Div. 9

Sent into Combat: Nov 30, 1942

Engagements: Battles of Tassafaronga, Nov 30, 1942; Kula Gulf, Jul 4-5, 1943; 2nd Kula Gulf, Jul 12-13, 1943; Bismarks, Feb 13, 1944; Saipan, Jun 4, 1944; Guam, Jul 17; Palau, Sep 6; Philippines, Oct 18, 1944

Medals-Ribbons: Victory, Asiatic-Pacific (7 Bronze Stars), American Area, Philippine Liberation ( Bronze Star), Point System.

Returned to US: Manus, Nov 19, 1944; Norfolk, VA, Dec 20, 1944

Discharged: Great Lakes, IL. Rating: S1/c

Months in Service: In US, 3; overseas, 36

Present Occupation: Farming

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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