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Duane Valdene Christian

Duane Valdene Christian

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 554 11 09
Birth Date February 26, 1921
From Twin Falls, Idaho
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 Some sources list his birth date as February 28, 1921.

Photo and information courtesy of Duane Christian, nephew, and Jim Converse.

 

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