1924 - 1944
— WWII Naval Hero, Checotah —Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr, USNR (1924-1944), heroic Gun Captain of the After 5-inch Mount of the Destroyer Escort, Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), died during the battle off Samar, Battle of Leyte Gulf, 25 Oct. 1944. He was awarded a posthumous Silver Star for his "outstanding technical skill" and "courageous initiative." Carr's Mount fired over 300 rounds, crippling the enemy, but Japanese shells severely damaged the Sammy B.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:06pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 269809 N 3928274|
|Decimal Degrees||35.47135000, -95.53695000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 28.281', W 95° 32.217'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 28' 16.86" N, 95° 32' 13.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 285-299 Enterprise Ave, Checotah OK 74426, US|
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