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Frank Edward Horton

Death 15 Nov 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 167875583 · View Source
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Frank served as a Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S.S. South Dakota (BB-57), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Hartford County, Connecticut prior to the war.

Frank was "Killed In Action" when the South Dakota, in the Naval battle of Guadalcanal, took 26 hits, causing considerable damage during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart and was buried at sea.

Service # 2073242

The South Dakota survived the attack and the war and eventually received 13 "Battle Stars".

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 7 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 167875583
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Edward Horton (unknown–15 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167875583, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .