Duncan, Pat Perry, QM2c

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Last Rank
Quartermaster 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1945, USS Tucson (CL-98)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
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Contact Info
Home Town
Meridian, TX
Last Address
Meridian, TX

Date of Passing
Jul 13, 2015
Location of Interment
Our Saviors Lutheran Church Cemetery - Norse, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion Navy Officer Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Service number: 3563166

Pat Perry Duncan was raised in Meridian, TX where he worked on his family farm. Like most boys, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and swimming. Church was an important part of the family so he attended Sunday School and services at the First Baptist Church. His sister started calling him Buba and the name stuck - his family used this nickname all the time. To his friends, he was Perry.
Having met and talked to many veteran soldiers and sailors, he considered them real heroes. In his teens, he thought he'd like to be in the Navy and live on a ship. When he went to enlist, they told him 16 was too young. He was disappointed; however, he didn't give up on his dream. The next year, he returned to the enlistment center with letters from neighbors stating he was born in 1921. Without an official birth certificate, the Navy took him at his word and allowed him to join. The details of this service can be viewed throughout this profile.
After the war, Pat Perry Duncan returned home. He worked as a telegraph operator for the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming and later transferred to Temple, TX. This was followed by a job as wire chief for the Santa Fe Railroad in Fort Worth, TX.
He found plenty of things to keep him busy after he retired. His main hobby was HAM radios. He also joined Chapter 10 of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association in Waco, TX. Throughout his life, he attended many of the Pearl Harbor, USS Raleigh, and USS Stoddard reunions.
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For many more details about Pat Perry Duncan's life and military service, read "Pat Perry Duncan Pearl Harbor Survivor: USS Raleigh's Bugler on Dec 7, 1941". It is available at Amazon in both print and Kindle versions. Click HERE to take you to the Amazon page.

The information provided in this profile was compiled from that book, various internet sources, and Jan Duncan.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)USS Raleigh (CL-7)US NavyUSS Stoddard (DD-566)
  1940-1941, S2c-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1941-1943, QM-0000, USS Raleigh (CL-7)
  1943-1944, QM-0000, NAVFAC Adak
  1944-1944, QM-0000, NAVBASE Seattle
  1944-1944, QM-0000, USS Stoddard (DD-566)
  1944-1944, LORAN Navigation Training Course, Honolulu HI
  1944-1945, QM-0000, USS Stoddard (DD-566)
  1945-1945, USS Tucson (CL-98)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Bombardment of Kiska
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 06, 1940, Bugler school1
  Nov 09, 1940, Promoted to S2c
  Jan 26, 1941, Duties aboard the USS Raleigh (CL-7)
  Feb 04, 1941, Promoted to Bug2c (Bugler)
  Nov 01, 1941, Promoted to S1c
  Nov 30, 1941, Married Carol Matson
  Dec 07, 1941, The attack on Pearl Harbor
  Aug 19, 1942, Domain of the Neptunus Rex
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to QM3
  Mar 17, 1943, Totem Igloo Certificate
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to QM2
  Dec 06, 2000, Friendship Treaty aboard the USS Missouri
  Dec 08, 2001, Tiger Cruise1
  Dec 02, 2007, Married Penny Terry
  May 27, 2013, First pitch
  Dec 01, 2018, Pat Perry Duncan Pearl Harbor Survivor published1
  Dec 11, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryPearl Harbor Survivor's Association
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association
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