CAPLINGER, Donald William - SC3/c USN - Ohio

Donald William Caplinger SC3c

Donald William Caplinger SC3c

Donald William Caplinger

Ship's Cook Third Class

Donald William Caplinger SC3c

Memorial Wall

  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 279 73 73
  • Rate: SC3/c (Ship's Cook Third Class)
  • Duties: Supervise and prepare cooking.
  • Enlisted: 7 October 1940
  • Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 9 December 1940
  • From: NTS Great Lakes, Illinois
  • Date of Birth: 18 January 1918
  • Place of Birth: Highland County, Ohio
  • Hometown / State December 1941: Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Next of Kin: Mrs. Eva Inez Caplinger - Mother
  • Address: Rt. 7, Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

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