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    Louis J. Veesenmeyer S2/c, KIA USS Hadley DD-774


    World War II · US Navy Reserve · Seaman

    Rank: Seaman
    United States of America
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    ouis J. Veesenmeyer S2/c – Louis was born in 5 February 1920. He grew up in Chicago with 6 brothers and 4 sisters. The depression years were especially hard for a family with 11 children. During the war, Louis and four of his brothers joined the armed services. Elmer/Navy, Ray/Coast Guard, George/Army, Louis/Navy, Jackie/Navy. The oldest William tried to join but was too old at 38 and youngest Eddie was still too young at 16 when the war ended. Louis was killed at Okinawa. His other brothers all returned home after the war.

    1939 - 1945 World War II
    Served For
    United States of America
    Conflict Period
    World War II
    Branch
    Navy Reserve
    Rank
    Seaman
    Gold Star
    Service Number
    9454846
    Battle - 11 May 1945
    Okinawa

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