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Richard King Hargrave
Lieutenant Junior Grade, US Navy Reserve
Date of Birth: September 18, 1916
Date of Death: December 15, 1944
Cause of Death: Missing in Action
Date of Enlistment: February 1943
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines
Hometown: Valparaiso

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Die In Typhoon

Lieut. Richard King Hargrave, U. S. Naval Reserve, is believed to have been a victim of the capsizing and sinking of the U. S. S. Monaghan during a typhoon in the South Pacific on Dec. 18, 1944. First reported as missing, later word received by his wife, Mrs. Marybelle Westbay Hargrave, 862 Kinsey St., Valparaiso, from one of six survivors of the sea disaster, indicated there could be no hope Lieut. Hargrave survived the disaster. Besides the widow he leaves a daughter, Mary J., age 3, and his parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Hargrave, Oxford, Ind. He was a graduate of Valparaiso university and had been in the naval service since February, 1943.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; March 21, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 2

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