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Capt Chauncey Ellwood Torrence
Birth: Jan. 22, 1920
Sparta
Randolph County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1973
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Son of Frank Harry Torrence and Lois Isabell Sixbury Torrence. Married Barbara Norton on July 18, 1942 in San Diego, CA. Father of Mike, David, Jay and Don Torrence.

Retired U.S. Navy Captain. Speech Pathologist & Hearing Audiologist for Central Institute for the Deaf.

MILITARY CAREER
Completed Midshipman's School and commissioned Chicago, Illinois January 1942. Staff Admiral John S.McCain, San Diego January 1942 to January 1943. Destroyer, U S S Edison, January 1943 to May 1945. Atlantic and Mediterranean duty including Italian and Southern France landings.

Destroyer, USS Fred T. Berry, June 1945 to October 1945. Commissioning and shakedown West Coast and Hawaii. Released to inactive duty December 1945. Member of St. Louis Naval Reserve 1946 1951. Battalion and Brigade Staffs and Division Commander.

Recalled for duty during Korea June 1951 to June 1953. Served as Chief Staff Officer, on Commander Destroyer Squadron 9. Far Eastern duty in Task Forces 77, 72, 93.

St. Louis Navel Reserve surface program including Brigade Staff, Division Commander. Joined NROS 9-7 September 1954 as student, later instructor and staff.

He was interred with full military honors on Thursday, June 7, 2012 through the efforts of the Missing in America Project. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Harry Torrence (1889 - 1952)
  Lois Isabell Sixbury Torrence (1896 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Ann Norton Torrence (1920 - 1998)*
 
 Children:
  David Frank Torrence (1946 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Sec. CAW1, Grave B57
 
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Record added: Aug 04, 2009
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Father
- Donald Torrence
 Added: Jan. 20, 2013

- Sharon Rogers-Fabris
 Added: Jun. 13, 2012
 
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