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Charles Gold Smith, Jr.

Charles Gold Smith, Jr.

Bronze Star Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Ensign
Service Number O-120075
Birth Date August 24, 1915
From Munford, Tennessee
Decorations Bronze Star, 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 Charles 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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