53 Charles Alfred Root, Born Harriman, Tennessee

53 Charles Alfred Root, Born Harriman, Tennessee

Charles Alfred Root

Charles Alfred Root
Charles Alfred Root

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

Service Number:    600 72 70

Birth Date:    April 2, 1914

From:    Dryden, New York

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Robalo (SS-273)

Loss Date:    July 26, 1944

Location:    Off the east coast of Balabac Island, PI

Circumstances:    Sunk by a mine

Remarks:    Charles was born in Harriman, Tennessee.  Photo above and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS ROBALO (SS-273)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Robalo (SS-273)

Find a Grave Memorial: MoMM1 Charles Alfred Root (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial). Charles Root has a cenotaph at the family plot in Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden, New York.

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