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Ralph Lowell Smith

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Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Machinist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 356 04 02
Birth Date 1920*
From Creede, Colorado
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Pigeon (ASR-6)
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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