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Pecenka, Gaylord Frank


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 20:12:18

Pecenka, Gaylord Frank

Traer, IA

Serial No: 6204627

Born: Sep 24, 1920

Parents: Frank and Leola Pecenka

Entered Navy: Mar 19, 1942

Training in US: NTS, San Diego, CA. Assigned USS Louisville.

Sent into Combat: May 7, 1942, aboard USS Louisville.

Engagements: Aleutian Islands, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, New Hebrides, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Palau, Wotze, Kwajalein, Ponape, Turk, New Guinea, Leyte, Suriago Straits, Lingayen Gulf.

Medals-Ribbons: American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Philippine Liberation, 13 Battle Stars

Returned to US: From Guam on Sep 23, 1945 into San Diego, CA on Oct 19, 1945

Discharged: Minneapolis, MN on Oct 30, 1945. Rating: S2/c

Months in Service: In US, 1; overseas, 42

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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