RUDOLPH, Arvel, CM1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
SN-9770-Seaman - Craftsworkers
Last Rating/NEC Group
Carpenters Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, CM-0000, USS Twining (DD-540)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Iwo Jima
Plank Owner
CM-Carpenters Mate
Seaman 1st Class

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Burley, Idaho
Last Address
Born: Mapleton Utah
Raised in: Burley, Idaho
Buried: Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise.

Date of Passing
Dec 15, 2009
Location of Interment
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery - Boise, Idaho
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Arvel Milton Rudolph

He was born January 19, 1926 at Mapleton Utah, the son of Archie Milton Rudolph and Inez Perry Rudolph. He was the first son, and one of nine children. He moved with his family to Burley, Idaho when he was 11 months old. He lived there until he was 16, when he moved to Boise, working at a café until he moved to Seattle, Washington to work for Boeing Aircraft. On August 12, 1943, at the age of 17, he joined the Navy. He took his basic training at Farragut and then went to Treasure Island, California where he was involved in the commissioning of the destroyer U.S.S. Twining. He spent most of his time in the Navy aboard the Twinning in the Pacific fleet fighting the Japanese. His ship escorted the U.S.S. Missouri into Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered. He was discharged from the Navy in 1945 at the end of the war after two years of service, he was 19. and in 1946, he met the love of his life, Norma Shepard. They were married in 1947 in Burley, Idaho. Arvel spent his entire working career as a master carpenter. In 1967, he moved to Boise to become a building supervisor for Hon Construction Co.. This work allowed him the opportunity of building in Everett, Washington, Sun Valley, Cascade and Boise. He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Inez, and brother Jim. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Norma; sons Rick and wife Jan Rudolph, Martinez, Ca., Layne and wife Cheryl, Boise, daughter Kara and husband Jack Lewis, Nampa, Idaho, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren; sisters Maxine Twedt, Lancaster, California, Bernyce Kalblinger, Nampa, Opal Wilcox, Twin Falls, Dixie Montgomery, Boise and brothers Perry Rudolph, Placerville, Ca., Reid Rudolph, Cheyenne, Wyoming and Riece Rudolph, Burley . Arvel was active in community service. He was President of the Burley Jaycees, a Boy Scout leader, a Cub Scout Leader, member of the Elks, Toastmasters and received an Idaho Life Merit Award for his work in PTA. He had a love of the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his Good Sam group, the "Boise River Eagles." He enjoyed wintering in Yuma, Arizona. He spent his retirement building furniture and teaching his grandchildren the love of fishing and camping. The family wishes to express gratitude and thanks to the staff at the Idaho State Veterans Home for the loving care they gave Arvel during his three years there. He was buried at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Farragut, ID)
 Duty Stations
NTS Farragut (Cadre/Faculty Staff) IDSchool Assignments - StaffUSS Twining (DD-540)
  1943-1943, NTS Farragut (Cadre/Faculty Staff) ID
  1943-1943, Carpenters Mate School
  1943-1945, CM-0000, USS Twining (DD-540)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 11, 2015, General Photos
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