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Powell, Robert


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 20:18:30

Powell, Robert

Traer, IA

Serial No: 325136

Born: Mar 5, 1914

Parents: John Henry and Lena Powell

Entered Navy: Dec 7, 1942

Training in US: NTS, Great lakes, IL; Fort Schuyler, NY; Miami, FL; Hollywood, FL

Left for Sea Duty: Aboard USS Mason, DE 529, Jun 1, 1944. Served on USS Mason until discharge

Medals-Ribbons: European Theater, American Theater, Victory

Discharged: Great Lakes, IL on Nov 22, 1945. Rating: Lt. (jg).

Months in Service: In US, 18; overseas, 18

USS Mason was the only major war vessel afloat with all colored personnel, except officers.

Present Occupation: Attorney

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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