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Pat Cole

Pat Cole

 

Rank/Rate Chief Machinist's Mate
Service Number 265 48 04
Birth Date October 19, 1904
From San Diego, California
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Submarine USS Lagarto (SS-371)
Loss Date December 3, 1944
Location Panama Canal Zone
Circumstances Killed in a jeep accident*
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Pat was born in Duhring, West Virginia.  He was buried at Corozal American Cemetery, Panama Canal Zone.

*According to the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Pat died "of coronary thrombosis while Lagarto lay at Saboya Anchorage, off Perlas Island, Panama."

Photo courtesy of David Anderson.  Information courtesy of Leslie Gifford and Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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