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John White Acree

Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Navy

Born: April 23, 1918
Hometown: Lynchburg City, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: October 26, 1942
Awards: Purple Heart

Lieutenant Junior Grade Acree served aboard the USS Enterprise, CV-6. He was killed while leading a damage control party during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. He was buried at sea.

He attended the University of Virginia.

“Mason & Friends” by Dr.Armistead Williams

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