USS ALEXANDER J. LUKE DE 577
Named for Marine Platoon Sergeant Alexander Joseph Luke, b. 18 April 1916, Philadelphia, PA; KIA 7 August 1942, Tulagi, Solomons; posthumous 1st Marines PUC and Silver Star
Unit of CortDiv 66
Photos submitted by Billy Joe Crawford RM 3/C. Enlisted in the Navy in late 1943, at 16 years of age. Attended boot camp at Sampson, NY and radio school at Bedford Spring, Penn. Went aboard DE-577 mid-1944 at NOB Norfork, Va. and served on board until the end of 1945. Discharged in April 1946.
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