Stauffer, Edward Henry, 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
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1945-Present, 0302, Missing In Action
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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Golden Dragon Certificate

First Lieutenant


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Cpl Roger Rape (Mouse)-Deceased to remember Marine 1stLt Edward Henry Stauffer.

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World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen

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USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland-class cruiser of the United States Navy. She was named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruance while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific. Her sinking led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, sinking in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy learned of the sinking when survivors were spotted four days later by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 316 or 317 survived. Of the 39 Marines aboard, only 9 survived the Indianapolis sinking. 1Lt Stauffer did not.

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)Sea Indoctrination Course, Portsmouth VAMARDET USS Indianapolis (CA-35)Missing In Action
  1942-1943, 0100, Platoon Leaders Class (Cadre)
  1943-1943, 0301, Reserve Officers Course
  1943-1943, 0301, Sea Indoctrination Course, Portsmouth VA
  1944-1945, 0302, MARDET USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1945-Present, 0302, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended
University of Iowa
  1939-1942, University of Iowa
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