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S1/c Robert Benjamin Wise


Born: 27 May 1921 - Oak Park, Illinois

Parents: Boyd B. Wise & Ingeborg Mausen-Wise

Siblings: 1 sister

Home:

    - 230 South Mannheim Road - Bellwood, Illinois

Education:

    - Jefferson School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

Enlisted:

    - U. S. Navy

        - November 6, 1942

Serial Number: 

Training: 

    - Norfolk Naval Base - Norfolk, Virginia

    - Port Hueneme Naval Base, California

Rank: Seaman First Class

Unit: Sea Bees

Stationed:

    - New Caledonia

Died:

    - 1 November 1943

        - 2 :10 P.M. - huge explosion while unloading ammunition on Nickel Docks

       - this explosion was followed by a number smaller exposions

        - hundreds of military personnel were killed 

Buried:

    - 1 November 1947 - Chapel Hill Garden - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

        - Section: Churchyard Garden   Grave: 154-A - 1

Medals:

     - Purple Heart


 

 

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