Worts

 

Cox LeRoy Roger Worts


Born: 17 January 1925 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Patrick & Ruth Worts

Siblings: 1 sister

Home:

    - 522 South Harlem Avenue - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Saint Bernadine Catholic School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1943

            - left after sophomore year for Steinmetz High School, Chicago

            - returned following year

Enlisted:

    - 31 December 1942

        - U.S. Navy

Service Number: 300  82  22

Training: 

    - San Diego Naval Base - San Diego, California

Rank Coxswain

Ship:

    - U.S.S. Chaumont

        - 20 May 1942 - April 1943

    - PC-1251

        - 30 April 1943

    - U.S.S. Frederick C. Davis

        - 31 March 1944 - 10 July 1944

    - LCI (L) 589

        - 30 September 1944 - 31 December 1944

        * Dates indicate when Worts was known to be assigned to each ship

Engagements:

    - Middle East

    - North Africa

    - Italy

        - Anzio Beachhead

    - Pacific

Died:

    - 16 April 1945

        - Norfolk, Virginia

            - car accident

Buried:

    - St. Joseph Cemetery - River Grove, Illinois

Medals:

    - Victory Medal


 

 

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