Sheely, Rowley, RdM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1946, RD-0000, USS Izard (DD-589)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Iwo Jima
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
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Contact Info
Home Town
La Crosse, IN
Last Address
Porter Hospital, Valparaiso Campus, Porter, Indiana.
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery at La Crosse, La Porte County, Indiana.

Date of Passing
Feb 18, 2005
Location of Interment
Oak Grove Cemetery - LaCrosse, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
Post 1130, Hubner-Swanson Post
  1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1130, Hubner-Swanson Post (Member) (LaPorte, Indiana) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

RdM 3/c Rowley James Sheely, USNR WWII

Mr. Rowley J. Sheely, 81, of LaCrosse, Indiana, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Porter Hospital, Valparaiso Campus.

He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in LaCrosse to Noah and Maudie (James) Sheely.

Mr. Sheely was a farmer. He was a member of United Methodist Church of LaCrosse, F&AM 438 Masonic Lodge of North Judson, Orak Shrine of Michigan City and VFW of LaPorte. He was a 1943 graduate of LaCrosse High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served as a Radarman on-board the USS Izard DD-589 from the ship's commissioning in May 1943 until it was decommissioned in May 1946, a total of 36 months. 

On Feb. 2, 1946, in LaPorte, he married Jeanette Lesser, who died in 1998.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Laura; one son, John; and one brother, Forrest.

Other Comments:
Mr. Sheely served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater on-board the USS Izard which was awarded 10 battle stars, during 12 major battles. Among some of them were Saipan, Kwajalein, Lingayen, Gulf and Iwo Jima. He wears the Victory medal, Good Conduct medal, Asiatic Pacific with 10 stars, Philippine Liberation with 2 stars, and the American area medal. 

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)School Assignments - StaffUSS Izard (DD-589)
  1942-1943, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1943-1943, RD-0000, (RD) Radarman A School
  1943-1946, RD-0000, USS Izard (DD-589)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 08, 1998, Jeanette Sheely
  Feb 18, 2005, Rowley Sheely 1924-20051
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