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Mason Collie Poston

Mason Collie Poston

 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 604 12 44
Birth Date May 9, 1915
From Pensacola, Florida
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Submarine USS Robalo (SS-273)
Loss Date July 26, 1944 (actual date of death is unknown)
Location Probably off the east coast of Balabac Island, PI
Circumstances Sunk by a mine
Remarks

Mason was born in Flomaton, Alabama.
He survived the sinking of his vessel, but died in captivity.

His middle name is spelled "Coley" on his marker (below), and lists his birth date as May 1916. When Mason enlisted he spelled his middle name "Collie," and stated that he was born on May 9, 1915.

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

Mason Collie Poston marker

Photo courtesy of Becky Helms Hice

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