Dighton, Samuel Reed, Jr., LT

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1941-1942, USS Grunion (SS-216)
Service Years
1940 - 1942

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
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USS Grunion (SS-216)
Location of Interment
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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Reserve Recruit Training (New London, CT)
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Grunion (SS-216)
  1940-1940, USS New York (BB-34)
  1941-1942, USS Grunion (SS-216)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of AlabamaNorthwest University
  1935-1939, University of Alabama
  1940-1941, Northwest University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Navy Commendation Medal Citation reads:

For meritorious conduct as First Lieutenant of the U.S.S. GRUNION which destroyed three enemy destroyers while engaged in a war patrol in enemy controlled waters. Despite severe and persistent anti-submarine measures resulting from these three successful attacks, the GRUNION was brought safely through the counter attacks and continued an aggressive war patrol. As First Lieutenant of the GRUNION, your performance of duty was an important and material contribution to the prosecution of this war.
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