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First Name: Duane

Last Name: Hodges

Birthplace: Creswell, OR, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Damage Controlman Petty Officer 3rd Class

Middle Name: Daniel

Date of Birth: 05 September 1946

Date of Death: 23 January 1968

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer Third Class

Years Served:
Duane Daniel Hodges

•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Duane Daniel Hodges
Damage Controlman Third Class, U.S. Navy Reserve

Duane Daniel Hodges was born on 5 September 1946 in Creswell, OR.

Hodges was a crewman aboard the U.S. Naval Intelligence ship, USS Pueblo (AGER-2). On 23 January 1968, his ship was attacked in International waters off North Korea by the North Korean Navy. He was killed in action when a 55mm shell penetrated the ship and struck him while he was destroying classified documents.

He was the only crew member killed during the attack. The other crewman were captured and held as Prisoners of War for 11 months.

Medals and Awards

Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart
National Defense Medal

Death and Burial

Hodges is buried at the Creswell Pioneer Cemetery in Creswell, OR.

Honoree ID: 2639   Created by: MHOH




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