Rednour, Forrest Orin, FS2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary Rate
FS-Food Service Specialist
Last Rate Group
Food Service Specialist
Primary Unit
1941-1943, FS, USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77)
Service Years
1941 - 1943
FS-Food Service Specialist

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cutler, Illinois
Last Address
USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77)

Casualty Date
Jun 13, 1943
Hostile, Died
Drowned, Suffocated
North Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Percy Village Cemetery - Percy, Illinois
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 Duty Stations
  1941-1943, FS, USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1939-1945 World War II
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Last Known Activity

Ship's Cook, 2/c Rednour, of Chicago, was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Medal during World War II.  His citation reads: "For heroic conduct while aboard the CGC Escanaba during the rescue of survivors from a torpedoed ship [Dorchester] in North Atlantic waters.  Despite possible enemy submarine action, Rednour risked his life in the black and icy waters to aid in the rescue of unconscious and helpless survivors.  Realizing the danger of being crushed between the rafts and the ship's side or of being struck by a propeller blade if the engines backed, he swam in under the counter of the constantly maneuvering Escanaba and prevented many floating survivors from being caught in the suction of the screws, in one instance retrieving a loading raft.  Rednour's gallant and voluntary action in subjecting himself to pounding seas and bitter cold for nearly four hours contributed to the rescue of 145 persons."  Rednour worked the longest of all retrievers and accounted for the greatest number of survivors.

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