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 Elmo Buchanan “Buck” Tarpley

Elmo Buchanan “Buck” Tarpley

Birth
Chester County, Tennessee, USA
Death Aug 1942 (aged 35)
Chester County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Oak Grove, Chester County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 54356887 · View Source
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Buck was born to Claud and Ida May Tarpley.

He was Electrician's Mate, Third Class, in the US Navy Reserves during World War II. His ship was torpedoed in August 1942. He was listed as Killed in Action (Missing in Action presumed buried at sea). He has a plot in the New Oak Grove Cemetery, with headstone.

Chester County Independent, September 4, 1942, reports that USS Ingraham sank in the Atlantic at the end of August after a collision with another vessel, which was caused by a heavy fog. The report also indicated that the Germans were claiming the Ingraham was sunk by a sub attack. --- contributed by Greg Massey.

He was officially declared dead 23 August 1943.

There is another memorial located at East Coast Memorial FindAGrave 115412237



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  • Created by: Denise Dennis Henderson
  • Added: 1 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54356887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmo Buchanan “Buck” Tarpley (21 Feb 1907–Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54356887, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Chester County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Denise Dennis Henderson (contributor 47222494) .