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LCDR Harold Clay "Froggy" Pound
Birth: Dec. 20, 1903
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1942

Lieutenant Commader WWII
USS Pillsbury DD-227 South Java Sea
Sunk by Japanese Destroyers the night of March 1, 1942
Department of the United States Navy declared all on board lost at sea November 25, 1945.

On Eternal Patrol - USS Pillsbury DD-227
We bid shipmates farewell with this naval blessing "fair winds and following seas"
- Robert Lee Layton Jr. [Okie Bob] -

~~~Under his command:
SC3 Frederick Charles Aders
CYN Anthony Frank Aquino
EM3 Max William Arnold
ST3 Andres Arquilla
S1 Carl Douglas Atkinson
TM1 Lester Leroy Baker
S1 James Leroy Barker
MM3 Joseph Eddie Barlow
S1 Elmon Barnhill
S1 Branson Warren Barrett
S1 Richard George Bartoszewicz
~Brothers MM3 Raymond Hays Belk &
WT1 William Bailey Belk~~
MM2 Alfred Harold Berg
TM1 Frank Sisco Berry
S1 David Albert Bettinger
S1 Hugh Vernon Biggerstaff
WT2 Maurice August Boeger
LT Alton Coleman Bookout
MM1 Alphonse Boris
CEM John Joseph Borowicz
MM2 Arsen Louis Boucher
COX Rudolph Otto Brandt
MM1 John Clark Brennan
MM3 Roy Lusch Brickley
RM3 Douglas Raymond Brown
YN2 Joseph Henry Brubaker
F2 Robert Earl Campbell
CSM Burnard Sinclair Christie
MM2 Gerod Louis Cotten
F1 Russell Harris Craig
QM1 John Eutus Culpepper
SM3 Harvey Reid Davis
MM3 Bloomfield August Dietrich
S2 Charles Virgil Drake
BMC Peter Paul Droy
MM3 Wallace Peter Dunn
S2 Clarence Preston Dunn
MM2 Eldridge Joseph Duplichain
F1 Edgar Clark Durfee
ST2 Florencio Echaluce
S2 Phillip R Edmonds
CCS Clarence F Elliott
MM1 William Ellis
F2 Arnold Napoleon Evans
F1 Carl D Fairbanks
S1 Thomas W Farnsworth
S1 Warren G Farquhar
S2 John Ferrero
S2 Joseph Fetko
BMC Ernest O C Fischer
LT Howard P Fischer
MM3 George L Fisher
F2 Donald E Fleming
CK1 Pedro Flores
WT2 Carl H Flynn
F1 Warren V Frazier
S1 Walter John Fronkieucyz
MM3 Charles E Fulton, Jr
RM3 William J Gallagher, Jr
LT Edmundo Gandia
TM2 Welch Gaylor
LT Robert W Germany, Jr
CTM Frank J Giesen
EM2 Earl W Gilbrech
S1 Francis J Glassett, Jr
F1 Ray M Grinstead
RM3 Alfred K Guarino
MM3 Paul Raymond Gund
S2 Victor Palmer Hagen
F2 Robert Hale
F2 Billy H Hall
GM1 James O Harper
MM3 Paul B Harper
WT2 William J L Hart
BM2 Ramon C Hartenberger
S1 Clark C Hatfield
TM2 Quinton E Hausman
S1 William Ernest Hazen
S2 Eugene E Helms
CM3 Howard G Henderson
S1 William L Hiatt
LT Ted Adair Hilger
SM2C Robert C Hilliard
F1 John William Hollingsworth
TM2 Samuel R Jerome
EM3 Totsie J Johnson
MM1 Ernest A Jones
PH1 Richard K Keeran
TM2 Raleigh W Killgore
M1C Donald P King
MMC Robert A Kirk
YN3 Ralph G Klein
MM2 Michailis Kramer
CMM Richard Nicholas Lang
RM3 Wilbur C Lauridsen
MM1 Wilson P Lee
MM1 Paul D Lenz
MM1 Paul R Lilley
BM1 Alfred Joseph Lussier
S2 John J Manion
SM2 Ernest H Marette
TM3 Robert Henry Marshall
B1C Truman E McCaslin
RM2 August Menichetti
S1 Paul E Mitchell
F1 Mario A S Morra
SK2 Sam C Morrow
CK3 Baltazar Movilla
QM2 Frank Alexander Muldowney, Jr
WT2 Joseph J Nicholl
F2 James J Noe
MM3 Charles D Norris
S1 Charles Thomas Odle
S2 Avon C Olson
YN3 Bernard J O'Neil
ST3 Emiliano Ormilla
S1 Jack Blaine Overcash
CGM Andrew Franklin Ozment
RM2 Francis J Parfitt
S1 William W Parker
SC3 Cheston G Peppers
BM2 Raymond A Phelps
QM3 John A Rayner
S1 Arthur J Reeves
B2C Lyon R Rhodes
S1 Vernon Rice
ENS John J Riley
EM1 Clifford O Risner
S2 John E Roe
S1 Harry W Salyer
SC1 Harold H Sanger
RM2 Joseph G Sauter
TM1 John R Sharp
SC2 Norman M Sims
S1 Donald Douglas Skillen
S2 Marcus M Smith
SM3 William W Snapp
S1 Bertram Solomon
MM3 Frank Eton Soward
F2 George L Stephens
MM2 Cleo Clifford Sterling
SM1 Lowell Ross Stoner
S1 John G Stowell
GM2 Darrold William Stumpff
ENS Leonard S Sulkis
CK2 Ramon Taniega
WTC Wilford Richards Tanner
COX James Underhill Taylor
S2 Hugh J Taylor
MM2 Huse Bogus "H.B." Terry
S2 Lyle W Thompson
SK3 Walter H Townley, Jr
SF1 Lawrence W Townsend
STM1 Siu San Tso
CM3 Clarence Solomon Tucker
GM3 Glenn E Tunis
CK3 Lorenzo Verano
S1 Andrew Joseph Villari
SF3 Louis Vitelli
LT Arthur H Vorpahl
CRM Perry A Walker
S1 William D Wetsel
SM3 Jack E Whiteford
MM3 Robert Austin Wiles
CM3 John W Williams
MM2 Fred C Williams
S1 Paris D Williams
FC2 Johnnie R Wilmoth, Jr
S1 Paul A Winburn
MM2 Dwyce D Wince
F1 Howard R Wise
CMM John Foster Wood Sr
TM2 Jerry Hollice Zeiler, Jr ~~~

"Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Harold C. Pound, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. PILLSBURY (DD-227), in action against enemy Japanese naval forces at Badoeng Straits off the Island of Bali, Netherlands East Indies, on the night of 19 - 20 February 1942. During a night engagement in the Strait of Lombok, with his ship illuminated by an overwhelming force of enemy destroyers and cruisers, Lieutenant Commander Pound skillfully maneuvered his ship to counter the enemy's cross-fire with the most effective use of his own batteries. His daring and courageous tactics in moving to the assistance of an accompanying vessel were instrumental in saving that ship and contributed materially to the serious damage on the enemy by our forces. By his expert seamanship and loyal devotion to duty he was able to retire without damage or loss to his ship or her personnel. Lieutenant Commander Pound's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 317 (August 1943)
Born: December 20, 1903 at Hutchinson, Kansas
Home Town: Alhambra, California"

1925 United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA

Son of William Frank Pound &
Florence M Snyder Pound

Husband of Katherine Scott Armstrong Pound
 
 
Note: Entered the service from California.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing - Navy
 
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Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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December 20, 1903
- Cindy
 Added: Dec. 20, 2014

- Paul RouLaine
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
Thank you for your service and sacrifice to your County. You are not forgotten.
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