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 USS Serpens Memorial

USS Serpens Memorial

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Death 29 Jan 1945
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 34, Grid X/Y-17
Memorial ID 2725 · View Source
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On June 15, 1949, the largest group burial at Arlington National Cemetery took place when 250 men from the USS Serpens were interred. The men were killed when their Coast Guard ammunition ship exploded and sank at Lunga Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, January 29, 1945. In their memory the monument was erected with octagonal panels listing all their names.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for USS Serpens Memorial (unknown–29 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2725, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .