Sloggett, Vernard Leslie, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1944, USS Harder (SS-257)
Service Years
1918 - 1944
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Freemont, NE
Last Address
4082 Chamoune
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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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. Lieutenant Junior Grade Sloggett was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 October 1945.

Service numbers: Enlisted - 1926061   Officer - 300137

Bronze Star
For heroic service as assistant torpedo officer of a United States submarine during an aggressive and highly successful War Patrol in enemy Japanese-controlled waters. By his sound judgment and expert technical skill in supervising the maintenance and operation of the torpedoes and torpedo equipment of his ship, Lt.(jg) Sloggett rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding officer throughout the vital patrol and contributed materially to the sinking and damaging of an important amount of Japanese shipping. His cool courage and unswerving devotion to duty under extremely hazardous conditions were an inspiration to his comrades and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Arkansas (BB-33)USS Nitro (AE-2)US NavySupervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Harder (SS-257)
  1938-1940, TM-0000, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1940-1941, TM-0000, USS Nitro (AE-2)
  1941-1942, TM-0000, USS S-21 (SS-126)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Groton, CT
  1942-1942, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1944, USS Harder (SS-257)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
World War II Fallen
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
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