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Howard Frederick Jersild

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NameHoward Frederick Jersild
Serial Number0-230869
Highest RankLieutenant
Service BranchNaval Reserve
War/ActionWorld War II
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Colorado Home TownTrinidad
Date of Death11/19/1944
Place of DeathSan Pedro Bay, Leyte
Place of BurialManila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines
CircumstancesLieutenant Jersild was killed in action by a Japanese kamikaze plane near Leyte in the South Pacific, while serving as Gunnery Officer of a Navy Armed Guard crew on the SS Alcoa Pioneer.
BiographyServed as armed guard aboard cargo merchant marine ship SS Alcoa Pioneer. Killed when ship hit by kamikaze aircraft. Awarded Bronze Star.
InscriptionTransition Stone
Added to Database5/22/2014
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