Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Jasper Lewis Temples

USN (3560296). American

Roster information listed for Jasper Lewis Temples

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Bristol (DD 453)DestroyerGunner’s Mate First Class13 Oct 1943U-371

Personal information

Jasper Lewis Temples got a cinder in his eye when USS Bristol was torpedoed and almost stepped into the gap where the ship had been broken in two. He and eleven others were hanging onto a life raft for about 12 hours before being rescued by USS Trippe. Jasper was offered a Purple Heart and turned it down, telling his commanding officer to give it to one of the men's family that lost a son.

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