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Vincent Louis Dallessandro

Vincent Louis Dallessandro

Legion of Merit Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, First Class
Service Number 234 30 68
Birth Date January 2, 1919
From Buffalo, New York
Decorations Legion of Merit, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Harder (SS-257)
Loss Date August 24, 1944
Location Off Caiman Point near Bataan, RPI
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack

The Enlisted Men's Club on the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, is named "Dallessandro Hall" in his honor.

Legion of Merit Award Synopsis: Torpedoman's Mate First Class Vincent L. Dallessandro (NSN: 2343068), United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit (Posthumously) for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Torpedoman in charge of the forward torpedo room aboard the submarine U.S.S. HARDER (SS-257) during World War II.

Photo courtesy of William F. Young, shipmate.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer. Synopsis courtesy of The Hall of Valor Project.

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