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Woods Richardson Barlow

Woods Richardson Barlow

Bronze StarPurple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 287 49 14
Birth Date November 15, 1922
From Cave City, Kentucky
Decorations Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death December 26, 1942
Location Cabanatuan POW Camp, Philippine Islands
Circumstances Died of beriberi
Remarks Woods mustered over to the Marines after Canopus was scuttled.

He was also entitled to wear:

The American Campaign Medal,

the American Defense Service Medal,

the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal,

the World War II Victory Medal,

the Honorable Service Lapel Pin,

the Gold Star Lapel Pin, and

the Philippine Liberation Medal.

Photo and information courtesy of Barry Barlow, grandnephew.


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