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James Edward McGahan

James Edward McGahan

Purple Heart 

Rank/Rate Quartermaster, Third Class
Service Number 382 48 43
Birth Date July 1, 1923
From Phoenix, Arizona
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Snook (SS-279)
Loss Date April 9, 1945
Location Near 18 40' N x 110 40' E
Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
Remarks

James was born in Fort Morgan, Colorado.

Photo below of James “Jimmy” McGahan (r) and his kid step-brother Bill McDowell (l). Jimmy’s brother Bill went on to be an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient from the Korean Conflict.

Photo courtesy of Bill’s wife, Dianne McDowell. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

James Edward McGahan and step-brother Bill McDowell

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