CHIEF YEOMAN ANTHONY FRANK AQUINO, U.S. NAVY

? 1909 (Connecticut) – March 2, 1942; 32 or 33 years old
Married to Edith Sherburne Aquino on April 15, 1929 in New London CT
Last local address: 41 Plymouth Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted May 27, 1938
Service number: 2067759
USS PILLSBURY (DD-227)
MIA (at sea)

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

The first person from Norwalk Killed In Action during World War II.

One of the namesakes of Mulvoy – Tarlov – Aquino VFW Post 603 in Norwalk.

In night surface action on March 2, 1942, the USS Pillsbury was overtaken by two Japanese cruisers of Cruiser Division 4. She was engaged by Takao and Atago, and at 2102 (9:02 p.m.) sank with the loss of all hands, 200 miles east of Christmas Island, South Pacific.

Muster Roll for USS Pillsbury 9/30/1941
From navsource.org, USS Pillsbury

Memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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