Harrell, Roland Eugene, EMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, EM-0000, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1927 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
EM-Electrician's Mate
Four Hash Marks

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Sarasota, Florida

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1944
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Duty Stations
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILLUS NavyUSS Canopus (AS-9)
Prisoner of War
  1927-1927, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1927-1928, EM-0000, SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1928-1941, EM-0000, Naval Sea Units
  1941-1942, EM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1944, EM-0000, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1941-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

221 CANOPUS crewmen were evacuated to Corregidor on February 28, 1942 and served with the Marines 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions on beach defenses. The final 327 crewmen were also evacuated to Corregidor and served in the 4th Marine Regiment's 4th Battalion Reserves (Provisional) which fought gallantly during the final battle for the island fortress. Nearly all CANOPUS crewmen were captured at the fall of Corregidor and spent the rest of the war in Japanese POW camps in the Philippines and the Asia mainland.

Over 200 were killed in action.

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