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Frederick Virgil Brown

Frederick Virgial Brown

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 614 86 76
Birth Date September 15, 1918
From East Liverpool, Ohio
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Barbel (SS-316)
Loss Date February 4, 1945
Location Approximately 7 49.5' N x 116 47.5' E
Circumstances Sunk by air attack
Remarks Frederick was born in Wellsville, Ohio. Navy records spell his middle name "Virgial," although most other documents spell it as "Virgil," which is also the way he signed his name. His nickname was "Mutt."

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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