Brower, Richard Eugene, BT1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Technician
Primary Unit
1952-1952, BT-0000, USS Lewis (DE-535)
Service Years
1946 - 1952
BT-Boiler Technician
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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Canton, OH
Last Address
Canton, OH

Casualty Date
Oct 21, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Marlboro Cemetery - Marlboro, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section W, Lot 195 ,Grave 3

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 Duty Stations
USS Ozbourn (DD-846)USS Lewis (DE-535)
  1946-1948, FN-0000, USS Ozbourn (DD-846)
  1952-1952, BT-0000, USS Lewis (DE-535)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
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  Service Number 284-19-58
  Service Information and medals
  Oct 21, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS Lewis (DE-535) assigned to TE 95.20 on 11 October, Lewis and RoK PC 706 carried out anti-shipping patrols between Wonsan and Hungnam and warned neutral shipping such as Japanese fishing boats out of the coastal defense zone.

On 21 October 1952, Lewis came to the aid of two RoK minesweepers under fire in Wonsan harbor. As she approached, at least four enemy batteries opened up on the destroyer escort. Lewis returned fire and laid down a smoke screen to cover the minesweepers retreat. Shortly thereafter the destroyer escort took two 75mm shell hits, the first plowed into the forward fire room and pierced the No. 1 boiler, killing six fire and boilermen outright and mortally wounding a seventh. The second hit exploded on the main deck, port side, lightly wounding one sailor. Following hull and machinery repairs at Yokosuka in mid-November, the destroyer escort sailed for home on 17 November, arriving in San Diego via Pearl Harbor on 2 December.
   
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Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Korean War Fallen
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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