11 Richard Ernest Corum, Jonesboro, Tennessee

11 Richard Ernest Corum, Jonesboro, Tennessee

Richard Ernest Corum  

Richard Ernest Corum
Richard Ernest Corum

Rank/Rate:    Motor Machinist’s Mate, Second Class

Service Number:    295 78 72

Birth Date:    December 23, 1918

From:    Jonesboro, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Grampus (SS-207)

Loss Date:    March 5, 1943

Location:    In or near Blackett Strait

Circumstances:    Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks:    The present spelling of the town Richard was from is Jonesborough.  He was born in Nashville, Tennessee.  Photo and information courtesy of Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret), President, Conklin Ruritan.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS GRAMPUS (SS-207)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Grampus (SS-207)

Find a Grave Memorial: MoMM2 Richard Ernest Corum (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial).
Richard Corum has a cenotaph at the family plot at Maple Lawn Cemetery, in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

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