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 Thomas Joseph Laboc

Thomas Joseph Laboc

Death 9 Aug 1942 (aged 29)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 169631415 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, Gustave was not officially declared by the military as being dead until August 10, 1943, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Thomas served as a Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S.S. Vincennes (CA-44), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Thomas was declared "Missing In Action" when the Vincennes, in what would be known as The Battle of Savo Island, was attacked by a large Japanese naval force and was bombarded with Japanese eight-inch armor-piercing shells, set afire, and eventually sank during the war.

The Vincennes had a total loss of 332 men dead and 167 wounded.

Thomas was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2070574

Thomas also has a "Cenotaph" in the Saint Bernard's Cemetery, Rockville, Connecticut.
" Click Here " for that record.

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 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169631415
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Joseph Laboc (12 Jul 1913–9 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169631415, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .