James A. Carroll

James A. Carroll entered the Navy on Jan. 16, 1941.

He was a chief carpenters mate aboard USS Alcor and USS Mindinao in the Atlantic and Pacific. He received multiple wounds when the USS Mt. Hood was blown up on Nov. 21, 1944, in the Admiralty Islands.

He received the:

Purple Heart,
Navy Commendation Medal,
Good Conduct Medal,
American Campaign Service Medal,
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal.

He was discharged on March 21, 1945.

Source: Hometown Heroes:  The Saint Louis County World War II Project, page 52.

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