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David Lexton Latham

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    Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Seaman, Second Class
Service Number 295 54 81
Birth Date November 7, 1918
From Dyersburg, Tennessee
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death October 24, 1944
Location Aboard the Hellship Arisan Maru
Circumstances Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark (SS-314)
Remarks David was born in Friendship, Tennessee.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer. 

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