Corp Caleb Oliver Simpler

Corp Caleb Oliver Simpler

Felton, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 15 Jun 1942 (aged 25)
Burial Frederica, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 35960080 · View Source
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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.

Service # 32167222

" VFW Post 6009 " in Felton, Delaware was named for him along with fellow soldiers:
Loren Charles Adams and John Albert Ware.

This plot is a "Cenotaph" in his honor.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Cpl., U.S. Army, lost at sea in the line of duty, WW II - Son of Caroline A. "Carrie" & Clifford M. Simpler

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 16 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35960080
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Caleb Oliver Simpler (10 Mar 1917–15 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35960080, citing Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .