Poulin, Lawrence, WT3c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1945-1945, WT-0000, USS Cleveland (CL-55)
Service Years
1937 - 1945
WT-Water Tender
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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Cheboygan, Mich.
Last Address
Traverse City, Michigan.

Date of Passing
Apr 25, 2015
 
Location of Interment
Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens - Traverse City, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star


 Military Association Memberships
Post 7731, Little Finger PostPost 114Northeastern Michigan ChapterChapter 38
  1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7731, Little Finger Post (Executive Secretary) (Lake Leelanau, Michigan) - Chap. Page
  1946, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 114 (Recorder) (Elk Rapids, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1946, American Ex-POW Association, Northeastern Michigan Chapter (Supply Officer) (Spruce, Michigan) - Chap. Page
  1946, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 38 (Membership Director) (Traverse City, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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  WT1/c POULIN: VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT
   
Date
Sep 27, 2006

Last Updated:
Feb 4, 2017
   
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Lawrence E. Poulin Collection
Biographical Information

Name:
Lawrence E. Poulin
State of Birth:
MI
Home State:
MI
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified
War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1939-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Tulsa (CA 129); USS Lexington (CV 2); USS Houston (CA 30); USS Canopus (AS 9)
Location of Service
Pacific Theater; Japan
Highest Rank
Water Tender First Class
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
Veteran discusses: taking part in island battles and defense of Corregidor; surrendering to Japanese; conditions of prisoner of war (POW) camps, Japanese brutality; suffering from diseases, going to Japan; malnutrition problems, stealing supplies; underground POW economy; atomic bombs saving the Veteran's life, Emperor gave orders to kill POWs.

Collection Information
(Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
John Eitel
Interviewer:
Frank A. Rotondo
Contributor:
JoEllen Vinyard
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Eastern Michigan University
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/40073
Subjects:
Poulin, Lawrence E.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
Lawrence E. Poulin Collection
(AFC/2001/001/40073), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
Leelanau Historical Society Museum

   
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