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Francis Joseph Decker

Francis Joseph DeckerFrancis Joseph Decker

 Silver StarNavy and Marine Corps MedalBronze StarPurple Heart

Rank/Rate Chief Motor Machinist's Mate
Service Number 279 41 90
Birth Date July 25, 1915
From Cincinnati, Ohio
Decorations Army Silver Star, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Trout (SS-202)
Loss Date February 29, 1944
Location 22 40'N x13145' E in Philippines Basin
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack
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Photos courtesy of Brian McIntosh, grandnephew. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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