William R. Cassaday

NAME
William Richard Cassaday
NICKNAME
MCSN
285103
HOME OF RECORD
1103 Kenwood Street, Hammond, IN
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Grace Cassaday
DATE OF BIRTH
January 18, 1919
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
May 20, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
March 1, 1942
REGION
Java Sea
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Indonesia / Sunda Strait
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA (Declared Dead)
UNIT
Marine Detachment,
USS Houston
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Cassaday was last known to be aboard the USS Houston when she was sunk during theĀ Battle of Sunda Strait.
He was declared deadĀ on 19 December, 1945
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN
Manila American Cemetery

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