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Elmer Charles Bigelow
Birth: Jul. 12, 1920
Hebron
McHenry County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1945, Philippines

World War II Navy Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during World War II on board the USS Fletcher as Water Tender 2nd Class. On February 14, 1945, the USS Fletcher was hit by an enemy shell and was set afire while minesweeping operations for landings on Manila Bay's Corregidor Island. He fought the blaze and tried to save the ship but was badly wounded and died the next day. He was then awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. (bio by: Gregory Spesh) 
 
Inscription:
ILLINOIS
WORLD WAR II
WATER TENDER FIRST CLASS
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR
 
Burial:
Linn-Hebron Cemetery
Hebron
McHenry County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Gregory Spesh
Record added: Mar 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8544926
Elmer Charles Bigelow
Added by: Gregory Spesh
 
Elmer Charles Bigelow
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Elmer Charles Bigelow
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