Medley, Benjamin Ralph, RM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Harder (SS-257)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
RM-Radioman

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Davis, TX
Last Address
Marfa, TX

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Hillcrest Cemetery - Fort Davis, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Harder (SS-257) began her 6th War Patrol on August 5th, 1944 and formed a "wolfpack" with four other submarines. She sank two merchant ships before her final attack on August 24th. While the Hake escaped sinking, a depth charge attack sunk the Harder with all hands. Radioman Second Class Medley was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 October 1945.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3602814
   

 Tributes from Members  
Additional Info posted by Short, Diane (TWS Chief Admin, Ruth, Harding), SA 4136
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Harder (SS-257)
  1941-1943, RM-0000, USS Chester (CA-27)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
  1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Harder (SS-257)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 5th War Patrol
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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