Duff, Carrol Wesley, TM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Reid (DD-369)
Service Years
1939 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Burnside, Kentucky

Casualty Date
Dec 11, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Reid (DD-369)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1944 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Escorting reinforcements for Ormoc Bay near Surigao Straits 11 December, Reid destroyed seven Japanese planes, before she sank from repeated kamikaze crashes. Her 150 survivors were picked up by landing craft in her convoy, 104 of the crew perished.

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Torpedoman's Mate First Class Carrol Wesley Duff (NSN: 2873357), United States Navy, for outstanding heroism and devotion to duty in remaining at his battle station, though wounded, while the Destroyer U.S.S. REID (DD-36() was afire and sinking as the result of an enemy air attack on 11 December 1944. Although seriously wounded by strafing, Torpedoman's Mate First Class Duff, alone and in the face of determined attacks, maintained an effective fire against the enemy, until he and his machine gun were put out of action by a direct bomb hit. The gallant courage and utter disregard for personal safety displayed by Torpedoman's Mate First Class Duff was in accordance with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: December 11, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Torpedoman's Mate First Class
Division: U.S.S. Reid (DD-369)
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