Melvin O. Tuley

NAME
Melvin Oscar Tuley
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
279752
HOME OF RECORD
1209 Crawford Street, Houston, TX
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Viola H. Tuley
DATE OF BIRTH
August 29, 1917
ENTERED SERVICE
January 2, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
December 19, 1941
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Sangley Point
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
A/1st Separate Marine Bn.
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 19 January 1941, Japanese bombers launched a raid against Allied positions at the Cañacao High Power Radio Station at Sangley Point, Philippine Islands. Five members of the 1st Separate Marine Battalion were killed in the attack.

One of these men was Corporal Melvin O. Tuley He was identified and buried in a nearby cemetery – either at Cañaco itself, or at Fort McKinley in Manila. The exact site is not known, and his remains were not recovered after the war.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Remains buried in Canacao Cemetery, Canacao, PI”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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