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FC3 Lester Theodore Eklund
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1922
Frewsburg
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1943, At Sea

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Raymond Eklund.

Lester served as a Fire Controlman, Third Class, on the U.S.S. Capelin (SS-289), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Frewsburg, Chautauqua County, New York prior to the war.

He was declared "Missing In Action" when the Capelin was apparently either sunk by a mine or depth charges from the Japanese during the war near the Phillipine Islands. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 6083017

There is also a "Cenotaph" in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg, New York.
 
 
Note: Entered the service from New York.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the missing
 
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56751724
FC3 Lester Theodore Eklund
Added by: Tx☆Oma
 
FC3 Lester Theodore Eklund
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Added by: Paul Hyde Schott
 
 
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http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/eklund-l-t.htm
- Tx☆Oma
 Added: Oct. 9, 2012

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jan. 10, 2012
 
 
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