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First Name: Marshall

Last Name: Van Woggelum

Birthplace: Perth Amboy, NJ, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: New Brunswick, NJ
Middle Name: Frelinghuysen

Date of Birth: 27 April 1920

Date of Death: 02 August 1943 (Official)

MIA Date: 30 July 1942

Rank or Rate: Fireman Recruit

Years Served: 1941 - 1942
Marshall Frelinghuysen Van Woggelum

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Rank: Fireman, 3rd Class (after WWII this rank was changed to Fireman Recruit)

Enlisted: 18 March 1941

NSN: 224-17-86

Ship: USS Grunion (SS-216)

Decorations: Navy Commendation Medal w/ Combat "V" device, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

Killed In Action aboard the USS Grunion (SS-216) near the Aleutian Islands on or about 30 July 1942 when it was sunk by the Japanese armed freighter Kano Maru. The Grunion crew was listed as Missing In Action until 2 August 1943, when their status was changed to Killed In Action.

In 2006, an expedition led by John Abele (son of the commanding officer, Lt. Cdr. Mannert Abele) located the wreck of an American submarine off of Kiska, Alaska. The wreck was confirmed as that of the Grunion in 2008.

Honoree ID: 103648   Created by: MHOH




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