Electrician’s Mate 1c Van Lee Eastland Jr, US Navy, was married to Mrs. Helen Alice Eastland of Baxter Lane, Quincy, Massachusetts. His ship, the USS Hoel, was sunk by the Japanese at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

His name is memorialized at Fort Bonifacio, Manila, the Philippines.

  • Rank: Electricians Mate First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 July 1918
  • Date of death: 25 October 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Hoel (DD-533)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Bottom Panel
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