Roscoe Leland Fortner

KIA 8 May 1942 Battle of Coral Sea
Shipped aboard the USS Lexington CV-2. The Lexington battle group intercepted a Japanese invasion force in the Coral Sea. Lexington was sunk by torpedo following the battle due to inability to save the ship following aerial attacks.

He is memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, the Philippines.

Father: Mr. Glem S. Fortner, Cumberland Gap, TN

  • Rank: Storekeeper Third Class
  • Date of death: 8 May 1942
  • County: Claiborne
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Lexington (CV-2)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of Coral Sea
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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