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Steven Roland Vandrilla

Birth
Death 13 Nov 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 167963600 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Carmello Vandrilla who resided in Berlin, Connecticut.

Steven served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Steven was declared "Missing In Action" in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal during the war.

The Juneau, in the early morning hours in near pitch darkness, was first struck on the port side by a torpedo causing a severe list. The Juneau, once dawn broke, then tried to return to Espiritu Santo for repairs along with the battle damaged U.S.S. Helena and U.S.S. San Francisco, when the Juneau was again hit by a torpedo from Japanese I-26 causing her to sink.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6420886

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: 9 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 167963600
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steven Roland Vandrilla (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167963600, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .