Wise, S1/c Robert B.

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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
Employment: Armour & Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 February 1942
Contact Person: Boyd Wise – father
Enlisted:
– U. S. Navy
– November 6, 1942 
Serial Number: Not Known 
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 of smaller explosions
– 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

 

 

Wise Grave

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