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Motor Machinist's Mate 1c Jack Eugene Groat

  • Branch: Navy
  • Hometown/City: Montfort, WI
  • Date of Birth: 12-05-1920
  • Date of Death: 04-09-1945
  • Conflict: WWII
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    Even though I never met you, I feel a connection to you through all of the stories and pictures that grandma and your daughter, my mom have told me. Thank you for what you did, thank you for your sacrifice and most of all, thank you for my life. I will always honor and respect you.

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    Jack Swinghamer, Grandchild
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    Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class
    Service Number 622 95 61
    Birth Date December 5, 1920
    From Montfort, Wisconsin
    Decorations Purple Heart
    Submarine USS Snook (SS-279)
    Loss Date April 9, 1945
    Location Near 18° 40' N x 110° 40' E
    Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
    Remarks Jack was born in St. Clair, Michigan.
    Photo courtesy of Ryan Groat, grandson of Jack's cousin.. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.