Laverne “Lew” Lowdon

Laverne “Lew” Lowdon
War WWII & Korea
Branch U.S. Navy
Rank Chief Petty Officer
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8 February 1940 enlisted in USN as Apprentice Seaman at NRS, San Francisco, Ca.

8 June 1940 CR to Seaman 2nd class.

1 Dec. 1941- CR to Seaman 1st class.

1 Aug 1942- CR to Coxswain.

1 Sept. 1942 CR to Boatswain's Mate Second Class.

1 June 1943 CR to Boatswain's Mate 1st Class.

1 Sept. 1945 CR to Chief Boatswain's Mate.

Served on board the following vessels: 1940-1946

USS Memphis, USS Buckthorne, USS Ranger, USS Gratia AKS-11, USS Charrette DD-581

also served in Korean War March 1951-1953 in Comstswestpac, Yokohama, Japan

Authorized to wear:

National Defense Service Medal

Korean Service Medal

United Nations Service Medal

American Defense 1 star

Asiatic Pacific

American Area


Philippine Lib.

Good Conduct

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