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Robert Michael Morrilly

Robert Michael Morrilly

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 202 15 65
Birth Date March 11, 1916
From Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Decorations 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 Robert 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 Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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