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DeForest Dye
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1915
Death: Nov. 25, 1945

DeForest Dye served on the USS Asheville (PG-21), a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two Japanese destroyers and sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In
Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a
fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, DeForest Dye and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).
(submitted by SandiMH)

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Inscription:
Navy WW II
 
Burial:
Hebron Cemetery
Hebron
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Back Sec. 2, Row 27
 
Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
Record added: Aug 22, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6713530
DeForest Dye
Added by: Andy Gappa
 
 
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Rest in Peace All shipmates on USS Asheville
- Sandy
 Added: Oct. 4, 2013
Honoring the crew of the USS Asheville
- SandiMH
 Added: Sep. 5, 2012

- pat scroggins sutherland
 Added: May. 18, 2010
 
 
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