Mills County


Dale C. Stranathan, Chief Machinists Mate




Dale C. Stranathan
Inducted From: Iowa
Rank: Chief Machinist’s Mate
Branch of the Service: United States Navy
Date of official death: 20 Feb 1943
Monument: Fort William Mckinley, Manila, the Philippines
Inscription Reads:
In Memory Of: Dale C Stranathan CMM US Navy World War II Purple Heart 
Note: Memorial Only- Lost at sea when USS Peary was sunk
Last Known Status: Missing 
Awarded: Purple Heart Medal
Born: 13 Feb 1911
Died: 20 Feb 1942
Parents: Charles LeRoy Stranathan and Myrtle Edna (Anderson) Stranathan
Burial: Silver City, Iowa, Cemetery (Mills County IA)
Plot: Sec 6, Lot 235, Space 1

His name is also listed on the War Memorial at Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Stranathan was lost while helping wounded off of the ship during a Japanese aerial attack; his remains were never found. [Notes submitted by Navy Retiree & Researcher, E.A. Nielsen]

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