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Robert Bruce Monroe

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 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Signalman, First Class
Service Number 380 68 59
Birth Date November 20, 1911 
From Anaheim, California
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death September 7, 1944
Location Aboard the Hellship Shinyo Maru, near Liley,
Sindangan Province, Mindanao, Philippine Islands
Circumstances Died when Shinyo Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners
of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by
USS Paddle (SS-263)
Remarks Robert was born in Detroit, Oregon.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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