Thomas E. Drake

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NAME:
Thomas Eugene Drake
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
251309 (enlisted)
0-41314 (commissioned)
HOME OF RECORD:
San Diego, CA
NEXT OF KIN:
Wife, Mrs. Alice M. Drake
DATE OF BIRTH:
5/10/1916
SERVICE DATES:
2/6/1936 – 3/28/1946
DATE OF DEATH:
3/16/1984
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
Roi-Namur D/1/24 585 Gunnery Sergeant
Saipan A/1/24 585 Gunnery Sergeant
Tinian A/1/24 585 Gunnery Sergeant
Iwo Jima A/1/24 1542 Second Lieutenant WIA
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
Bronze Star (?), Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Second Lieutenant

Biography coming soon.

The top NCOs of Company A share a beer. Walter Russell and Thomas Drake received commissions in the fall of 1944 and fought through Iwo Jima as second lieutenants; Stephen Vinczi was the senior NCO of the company by the end of the war.
The top NCOs of Company A – Walter Russell, Steven Vinczi, and Thomas Drake – share a beer at Camp Maui.