22 Donald Lewis Keplinger, Erwin, Tennessee

22 Donald Lewis Keplinger, Erwin, Tennessee

Donald Lewis Keplinger

*Photo Needed

Rank/Rate:    Radioman, Third Class

Service Number:    295 83 57

Birth Date:    April 5, 1923

From:    Erwin, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Grayling (SS-209)

Loss Date:    September 9, 1943

Location:    In or near Tablas Strait, Philippine Islands

Circumstances:    Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks:    *Photo Needed

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS GRAYLING (SS-209)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Grayling (SS-209)

Find a Grave Memorial: RM3 Donald Lewis Keplinger (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial). Donald Keplinger has a cenotaph at the family plot of Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee.

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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)

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