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Corp Caleb Oliver Simpler
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1917
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1942

Son of Clifford Morris Simpler and Carrie Angstadt Simpler.

Caleb, who resided in Felton, Delaware, served as a Corporal with Battery H, 61st Coast Artillery, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on August 7, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

He was declared "Missing In Action" when the S.S. Cherokee, a merchant vessel he was returning on after attending officer candidate school, was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic during the war.

He had served in the Army for ten months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

Delaware VFW Post 6009 was named in his honor along with fellow soldiers: Loren Charles Adams and John Ware.

Service # 32167222

This plot is a "Cenotaph" in his honor.
Family links: 
  Clifford Morris Simpler (1885 - 1965)
  Caroline H. Angstadt Simpler (1887 - 1969)
  Caleb Oliver Simpler (1917 - 1942)
  Morris Simpler (1917 - 1936)*
  J. Barrett Simpler (1922 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Cpl., U.S. Army, lost at sea in the line of duty, WW II - Son of Caroline A. "Carrie" & Clifford M. Simpler
Barratts Chapel Cemetery
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Apr 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35960080
Corp Caleb Oliver Simpler
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Corp Caleb Oliver Simpler
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 27, 2010
One of Delaware's Heros!
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 27, 2010
Thank you for your service to our freedom and our country!
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Apr. 17, 2009

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