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Luther Melvin Pliler

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 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Chief Pharmacist's Mate
Service Number 256 13 24
Birth Date November 19, 1896
From Fullerton, California
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 Luther was born in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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