Keister, Richard Allison, RT3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
RT-0000-Radio Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radio Technician
Primary Unit
1945-1945, RT-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
RT-Radio Technician

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lyons, IA
Last Address
75 22nd Ave, N
Clinton, IA

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Iowa Veterans Cemetery - Adel, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MW 60 (memorial marker)

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 Duty Stations
USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1945-1945, RT-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
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  WWII Service Compensation1
  Aug 26, 1945, Keister Missing in South Pacific1
  Nov 15, 2018, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Radio Technician Third Class Keister was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6219602

Submarine war patrols: USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 3rd

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WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
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