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In honor of Private Elmer Svenningsen, US Army - Served in World War II
Hometown: Stamford, CT
(Submitted September 3, 2008 by Elsa Svenningsen)

My Father died on Christmas Eve, 1944 in the English Channel when the ship he was on was struck by a Greman U Boat torpedo.  My Dad was on a ship called The SS Leopoldville, 763 men lost their Lives. My Father's body was never recovered. I was 11mos Old.


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