Accardi, Vito Thomas, PhM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1944, PhM-0000, USS Eversole (DE-404)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brooklyn, NY
Last Address
USS Eversole in the Philippine Sea.

Vito's Year of Birth is yet to be determined.

Casualty Date
Oct 29, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing- (Cenotaph)

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, WWII Memorial National Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1944-1944, PhM-0000, USS Eversole (DE-404)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Information
  Oct 29, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Assisting wounded men from a damaged compartment of the U.S.S. EVERSOLE (DE-404) after it had been hit by two submarine torpedoes. When his ship the U.S.S. EVERSOLE was seriously damaged and sinking from enemy submarine torpedoes on 29 October 1944. during the Second Naval Battle of the Philippine Sea, Petty Officer Accardi immediately realized that the ship was sinking and the wounded men must be removed from the damaged compartment. Although suffering from shock and despite the immediate sinking of the ship, Petty Officer Accardi carried wounded men out of the compartment until he himself was trapped and went down with the ship. 
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