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Roland Oliver Proctor

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class, Navy

Born: October 7, 1923
Hometown: Newport News
Served In: World War II
Missing In Action Date: December 26, 1943
Casualty Date: December 27, 1944
Died In: off Cape Gloucester, New Britain
Awards: Purple Heart

Machinist’s Mate Second Class Proctor served aboard the USS Brownson (DD-518) when it was bombed and sunk by a Japanese D3A2 Val aircraft on December 26, 1943.

His name is etched on the Walls of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.


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