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Merle Robinson Bobbitt

Gunner's Mate, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Carroll County, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: April 12, 1945
Died In: off Okinawa
Awards: Purple Heart

Gunner’s Mate Third Class Bobbitt served aboard the USS Mannert L. Abele DD-733 which was sunk by a Japanese kamikaze.

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