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Melvin Garvin Pritchett

USNR (8391035). American

Born  20 Feb 1923
Died  12 Jul 2005(82)

Roster information listed for Melvin Garvin Pritchett

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Fechteler (DE 157)Destroyer escortSeaman Second Class5 May 1944U-967 (1)

Personal information

Enlisted in the US Navy in Dallas on 22 Jan, 1943. Melvin Garvin Pritchett served aboard the newly commissioned USS New Jersey from May 1943 until being transferred to USS Fechteler on 10 Feb, 1944. He was wounded when the ship was sunk and ended up in VA Hospital at Charleston in full body cast with multiple injuries. After recovery continued to serve in the US Navy until being discharged on 26 Jun, 1947.


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