06 Samuel Artist Templeton, Goodlettsville, Tennessee

06 Samuel Artist Templeton, Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Samuel Artist Templeton  

Samuel Artist Templeton
Samuel Artist Templeton in Uniform

Rank/Rate:   Gunner’s Mate, First Class

Service Number:   295 37 45

Birth Date:   April 5, 1920

From:   Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Decorations:   Purple Heart

Submarine:   USS Grunion (SS-216)

Loss Date:   July 30, 1942

Location:   Near entrance to Kiska Harbor, Alaska

Circumstances:   Sunk by armed Japanese freighter Kano Maru

Remarks:   Photo courtesy of Bruce Abele.  Information courtesy of Mary Bentz.

NavSource,  Submarine Photo Archive for the USS GRUNION (SS-216)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Grunion (SS-216)

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

The TSMA is a nonprofit memorial association registered as a 501(c) tax exempt organization and is registered with the Tennessee Secretary of State to receive charitable donations. Please make the TSMA one of the charities that you support.  You can make a donation here or send a check made to: Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association, c/o 309 Church Street, #107, Nashville, TN 37201.

Here’s our nonprofit (501(c)3) designation letter [link] Here’s our State of Tennessee registration to solicit charitable donations [link]

Thank you for your help commemorating the Tennesseans who gave their lives as American Submariners in the service of the United States Navy.

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