Veterans' Memorial Project

Harold Sylvester DuHamel

Springfield, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1935

Service Branch: Coast Guard

Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade

Date of Birth: 09/17/1912

Date of Death: 03/09/1944

Affiliations: The Daily Illini

Lt. DuHamel died aboard his ship, U.S.S. Leopold DE-319, when it was sunk by German U-Boat U-255. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

-taken from Web site above and University and public records

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