23 Cassin Young Crewmen Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for there Country


Killed in Action - July 30, 1945

Mundschenk, Robert Lester WT2c


Date of Birth:  5 Jun-24 making him 21 when he died…


Date of Enlistment: 28 Aug-42  Enlisted from Cheyenne, WY

Reported Aboard: 31 Dec-43  from Rec. Station Terminal Island


Robert was in the forward fire room when the plane hit the ship.  Wounded severely in attack, he later died of his wounds.  According to the medical officers official report of casualties he had 3rd degree steam burns over his entire body.


Final Resting Places:

Buried temporarily on Zamami Shima, Ryuku Retto

Ft. McPherson National Cemetery


Robert Lester Mundschenk


Mr. and Mrs. George John Mundschenk received the following telegram from Vice Admiral Randall Jacobs, chief of Navy Personnel:

"I deeply regret to inform you that your son, Robert Lester Mundschenk, water tender, second class, died of wounds 30 July, 1945, following action in the service of this country."

"Sincerest sympathy is extended to you in your great loss."

"When further details include information as to burial are received, you will be informed."