*last update 3/8/2019

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - A surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Adams, Huron T.      
Akers, Donald Edward X    
Akers, James L.      
Allison, Harold P.      

Samuel Markus Austin, Jr. was born Oct. 6, 1916 to Samuel M. (Sr.) and Emma Louise Lang Austin. He died July 6, 1943 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines and has a cenotaph in Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, IA.

Petty Officer Austin served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Helena (CL-50) when it was torpedoed and sunk during an engagement with enemy ships in the Kula Gulf in the Pacific area. He was MIA/FOD/KIA and awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Harry LeRoy Averill was born Nov. 13, 1923 to Harry Averill and Blanche Averill. He died Jan. 6, 1945 and was buried at sea and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manilla American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Averill served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and died in enemy action in the Asiatic Pacific area while serving his country. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar 2019

 

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