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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Home State
Oklahoma


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Nov 05, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Medal (pre 1975)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
2003
Service to 1944
VT-15
VT-15
Rank
Seaman Second Class
NEC
AMMF-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate Flight Engineer
Comments
Comments Pending
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
1943 - 1944
USS Essex (CV-9)
USS Essex (CV-9)
Rank
Seaman Second Class
NEC
AMMF-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate Flight Engineer
Comments
Comments Pending
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
1943 - 1944
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Sometime during Oct 24th, Loyce was injured on the right foot from AA shrapnel. He wrapped up the wound and stayed on to fight the following day. He would later receive posthumously, a Purple Heart me... More
1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II ... More
1944 - 1944
USS Hornet (CV-12)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
Rank
Seaman Second Class
NEC
AMMF-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate Flight Engineer
Comments
Comments Pending
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
1943 - 1943
NAS Barbers Point
NAS Barbers Point
Rank
Seaman Second Class
Location
Kapolei - Hawaii
NEC
AMMF-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate Flight Engineer
Comments
Comments Pending
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
1943 - 1943
Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
School
Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
1942
Service from 1942

 
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