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Chester Arthur Guynup

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Silver StarPurple Heart Prisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Chief Yeoman
Service Number 212 16 52
Birth Date September 22, 1907
From Worcester, Massachusetts
Decorations Silver Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Submarine USS S-36 (SS-141)
Date of Death December 26, 1942
Location Osaka, Japan
Circumstances Died of acute colitis in Prisoner of War Camp

Frank was born in Burlington, Vermont. He was captured on Corregidor, Philippine Islands. His submarine was lost by grounding (with no loss of life) on January 20, 1942.

Silver Star Citation:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Chief Yeoman Chester Arthur Guynup (NSN: 2121652), United States Navy, for gallantry in action while attached to a submarine detachment at Corregidor, Philippine Islands, in 1942. Chief Guynup risked his life on numerous occasions to carry out vital missions during the prolonged siege, and the subsequent evacuation of personnel. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese and subsequently died while in prison camp. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.


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