Middleton, Rex Benjamin, SOG1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
SOG-0000-Sonar Technician Surface
Last Rating/NEC Group
Surface Sonarman
Primary Unit
1949-1951, SOG-0000, USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838)
Service Years
1943 - 1951
SOG-Sonarman
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seattle, WA
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 07, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park - Seattle, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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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
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1944-1945, SO-0000, USS Strickland (DE-333)
  1949-1951, SOG-0000, USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1951-1951 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sonarman First Class Middleton was a veteran of World War II, serving submarine duty in the Pacific. During the Korean war, he was a member of the Destroyer "USS ERNEST J. SMALL." He was Killed in Action when his ship struck an enemy mine near Hungnam, North Korea on October 7, 1951.

Following a brief overhaul at San Diego, California, in the first half of 1951, she began her second Korean tour as escort for the aircraft carrier Rendova (CVE-114). She participated in the naval bombardment of Hungnam and was so occupied on 7 October when she struck a mine which seriously damaged her bow, killed 9 and wounded 18. Four days later heavy seas broke the bow off and she was fitted with a stubby replacement which enabled her to reach Long Beach, arriving on 18 December 1951.

   
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