80 Paul Reginald Baggett, Memphis, Tennessee

80 Paul Reginald Baggett, Memphis, Tennessee

Paul Reginald Baggett

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Rank/Rate:    Seaman, Second Class

Service Number:    360 08 68

Birth Date:    May 31, 1919

From:    Memphis, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal

Ship:    USS Canopus (AS-9)

Date of Death:    October 18, 1942

Location:    POW Camp No. 1 Branch Camp, Philippine Islands

Circumstances:    Died of Dysentery

Remarks:    Paul was born in Bay Minette, Alabama. Some sources list his date of birth as May 30, 1919. His body was returned to Bay Minette in 1950.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer and Mary Mihovich.

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