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John Worth Gamel

John Worth Gamel

Bronze Star 

Rank/Rate Ensign
Service Number O-187906
Birth Date April 20, 1915
From Selma, Alabama
Decorations Bronze Star with a Gold Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks John was born in Roswell, New Mexico.
He survived the sinking of his boat, but was killed while being transported aboard Chuyo from Truk to Japan when it was sunk by USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943.

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

Photo and information courtesy of John Worth Gamel II, son.

 

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