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Robert Lester Cappel

Robert Lester Cappel

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 862 00 57
Birth Date July 31, 1916
From Pontiac, Michigan
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Scamp (SS-277)
Loss Date November 16, 1944
Location Off Inubo Saki near Tokyo Bay
Circumstances Sunk by a mine
Remarks Robert was born in Houghton, Michigan.  Photo is from the 1934 Quiver Yearbook of the Pontiac High School varsity football team.

Photo courtesy of: G Brieger, Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society, Michigan, via Vicky Nelson and Jim Baldwin.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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