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Franklin Hotchkiss McKelvey

Franklin Hotchkiss McKelvey

Bronze StarPurple Heart 

Rank/Rate Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Service Number O-187976
Birth Date April 5, 1917
From Springfield, Illinois
Decorations Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Grayback (SS-208)
Loss Date February 26, 1944
Location Near 25 47'N x 128 45'E, S. of Okinawa
Circumstances Sunk by air attack
Remarks Franklin was born in Champaign, Illinois.

Photo and information courtesy of Larry Gavlak, nephew of Grayback shipmate Charles B. Gavlak, and Eileen Goodchild of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.  See their Virtual Veterans' Memorial.

 

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