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Charles Richard Tinker

Charles Richard Tinker

 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 381 39 94
Birth Date June 14, 1920
From Tucson, Arizona
Decorations 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)
Remarks Charles was born in Ernestville, Tennessee. Photo is from the University of Arizona “Desert” yearbook, 1939, Rifle Team.

Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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