DuBose, LaRocque, Sgt

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USMC Veteran
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1100-Basic Utilities Marine
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Previously Held MOS
5831-Corrections Specialist
Primary Unit
1948-1948, 1100, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1944 - 1950
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  1945-1945, 1100, MarDet USS Franklin CV-13

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MarDet USS Franklin CV-13 Unit Page
Private 1st Class
1100-Basic Utilities Marine
Puget Sound Naval Yard
 MarDet USS Franklin CV-13 Details

MarDet USS Franklin CV-13
Parent Unit
MARDET (Afloat)
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2020
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
CO, Marine Detachment, Major Elliott
Lt. Newland
MGSgt Winfred Kiser
Sgt Wooten
Cpl. Carey
Pfc. Steve Nowak
Pfc. Andy Traus
Pfc. Mike Cunningham
Pfc. Mears
Pfc. Dischino
Pfc. Cipricano
Pfc. Woody Franklin
Pfc. Lloyd Charnstrom

Best Moment
Rescue from life raft by DD 674, USS Hunt.

I was standing watch on 40mm quad mount #14 on the port side of the ship when the Japanese dive bomber hit us with 2 500-pound bombs. Since smoke and debris was coming down on us, we abandoned the mount and went aft on a catwalk just below flight-deck level. I was preparing to go down a line to the water when a 20mm ready service room exploded behind me, blowing me away from the ship. I was guided by one of our pilots to an empty life raft---he kept flying over me and pointing me in the right direction. During five hours on the raft, I picked up another Marine, Andy Trauss, two sailors, and two pilots. We were finally rescued by the USS Hunt DD 674, which we rode back to Ulithi where I rejoined the Franklin.


Worst Moment
19 Narch 1945. Ship was hit off coast of Japan by Jap bomber, 2 direct hits with 500 lb. bombs. I was blown off the ship by an explosion and spent 5 hours on a life raft.

My Photos For This Unit
USS Franklin (CV-13) 19Mar45
Franklin Model showing my positions on 19 March 1945
USS Franklin entering NY Harbor
MarDet USS Franklin
12 Members Also There at Same Time
MarDet USS Franklin CV-13

Truax, James William, GySgt, (1937-1945) 3 0369 Gunnery Sergeant
Dolbier, Paul Ellis Harp, TSgt, (1938-1945) 55 5563 Platoon Sergeant
Eckert, Richard Tyson, Sgt, (1942-1945) OF 911 Sergeant
Carey, Eugene Joseph, Cpl, (1943-1946) 7 0756 Corporal
Offman, David William, Cpl, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Barcry, William George, PFC, (1943-1945) 55 5500 Private 1st Class
Davies, Lem, PFC, (1944-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Godek, Stanley Edmond, PFC, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Mikula, Frank John, PFC, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Van Vleet, William Ellis, PFC, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Carey, Philip, Cpl, (1943-1952) Corporal
Nowak, Stephen, Cpl, (1943-1945) Corporal

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