Romero, Lupe, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1940-1943, SD-0000, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
Service Years
1927 - 1943
Three Hash Marks

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 10, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Explosive Device
Papua New Guinea
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS S-27 (SS-132)USS Argonaut (SS-166)
  1929-1933, SD-0000, USS S-27 (SS-132)
  1940-1943, SD-0000, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Makin Raid
  1942-1943 World War II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Location Near Rabaul (05° 155'N, 153° 50'E)
Circumstances Sunk by surface attack and depth charges

Chief Lupe Romero enlisted in the Navy on March 22, 1927 at the
age of 22.  He began his career in the Navy through the United States
Navy Recruit Station Denver, Colorado.  After completing his initial
training at the United States Naval Training School, San Diego,
California, he was temporarily assigned to USS Holland before
reporting to USS S-27, where he served for four years.  Chief
Romero dedicated over 16 years and 10 months of his life defending
his country, serving on eight different Navy vessels in the Pacific.


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