Huntleys In The Military

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Purple Heart

Donald Ralph Huntley, Sr.


9 April, 1917 at Waterloo, Iowa


29 March, 1991 at Glendale, California

Military Service

U.S. Navy  World War II

USS Gambier Bay CVE-73
USS Gordonia AF-43

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 1/c


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    Purple Heart   W.W.II Victory Medal


Donald was stationed aboard the USS Gambier Bay which was sunk in the 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea and wound up in Australia.  He came back to the State aboard the Queen Mary which was loaded with mutton and powdered eggs.

The brother of Burton Calvin Huntley