Louis McClellan

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U.S. Navy

McClellan, LouisName: Louis McClellan

Place of Birth: E. St. Louis, IL

Place of Recruitment: Chicago, IL

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Class: S/10

Service History, Stateside or Abroad: Far East Pacific. From Aug. 27, 1943 to Dec. 21, 1945
Made 5 Invasions South Pacific, Morotai- Leyte - Luzon - Iwo Jima, Okinawa. Set to invade Kyusho Japan. Nov.1st. 1945 War ended. Fought in the biggest Navy battle ever fought. 2 1/2 days running battle. The Battle of Leyte Gulf. My group Taffy 3 took the brunt of that battle. 104 thousand miles on water covered.

Honors & Commendations: American Defense, Pacific, Presidential Citation, Navy Citation, Combat Area Reward - Victory Navy Occupation, Philippine President Citation