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Mahlon Richard Riggle

Mahlon Richard Riggle

Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 250 70 39
Birth Date September 23, 1925
From Moundsville, West Virginia
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Seawolf (SS-197)
Loss Date October 3, 1944
Location North of Morotai, between PI and Indonesia
Circumstances Sunk in error by USS Rowell
Remarks Mahlon was born in Benwood, West Virginia.  Some
sources list his birth date as September 23, 1924.

Photo courtesy of the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, via Norm Rutan. Information courtesy of Paul Wittmer.

 

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