Warren Eugene Dexter

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  • Name: Warren Eugene Dexter
  • Location of Birth: Cohasset, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 23, 1921
  • Date of Death: October 25, 1944 (23 years old)
  • Parents: Warren and Hazel Dexter
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: CEM (Chief Electrician's Mate)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart
    Silver Star Medal

  • Military Highlights:
    Warren enlisted in the Navy before Pearl Harbor and was stationed on the Midway at Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack.

    Word has been received of the death of Warren Eugene Dexter, chief electrician's mate in the United States Navy. He was serving on the USS St. Lo and had been reported missing since October 25 when the ship was attacked by land based planes off Leyte. A half hour after the ship had been struck it went down and comrades of Dexter who survived the sinking said he was killed when he returned to his post the third time to rescue a shipmate.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:
    Killed In Action

  • Civilian Life:
    Warren is survived by his mother, Mrs. H. L. McIntosh; twin brothers, Dillon and Delbert, and Dennis. His father, Warren Dexter, a veteran of World War I was killed in a hunting accident in 1931.

    Warren's body was lost at sea. He died when the USS St. Lo sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

    A monument is at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines. The memorial currently has no photos. (Plot www.stlomidway6365.org)

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