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Leroy Quarles

Cook, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Hanover County
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: April 6, 1945
Died In: Pacific

Served on USS Morris DD-417 destroyer that was attacked by a “Nakajima ‘Kate'” bomber. The bomb hit the ship near Okinawa at 6:18 and an explosion and fire broke out. Quarles died from 2nd degree burns to the face, neck, hands and legs.

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