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Kenneth Woodrow Shumway

Kenneth Woodrow Shumway

Bronze StarPurple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Pharmacist's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 393 21 23
Birth Date December 23, 1916
From Portland, Oregon
Decorations Bronze Star, 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)
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Photo courtesy of Ross Betzer, Multnomah (Oregon) County Central Library, via Norm Rutan. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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