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S1 Richard Paul Gloddy

S1 Richard Paul Gloddy

Birth
Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 3 Dec 1944 (aged 16–17)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56309344 · View Source
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Son of Wilfred J Gloddy (1895-1937) & Bertha M Vigneault Gloody (1897-1971).

Richard served as a Seaman, First Class, & Armed Guard, SS John Harvey, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Richard was declared "Missing In Action" when the John Harvey was sunk in the Air raid on Bari, Italy during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

During this air raid the German's killed over 1,000 people, and sank 17 ships including the SS John Harvey. The John Harvey was carrying a shipment of chemical munitions containing mustard agent to the Mediterranean theater. When the John Harvey was hit a huge explosion occured, causing liquid sulfur mustard to spill into the water and a cloud of sulfur mustard vapor to blow over the city.

Service # 5732332

Richard also has a "Cenotaph" at the Saint Johns Cemetery, Tilton, New Hampshire.

" Click Here " for that record.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56309344
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Richard Paul Gloddy (1927–3 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56309344, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .