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Joseph Rollie Defrees, Jr.

Joseph Rollie Defrees, Jr.

 

Rank/Rate Lieutenant
Service Number O-123639
Birth Date September 12, 1920
From Pasadena, California
Decorations Silver Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Killed by gunfire on bridge before boat was sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks Joseph was the son of RADM Joseph Rollie Defrees, Sr.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's name "Groluk."

 

 

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