Military Life

Paul Stambaugh enlisted in the military on March 12th, 1942. At the time of Stambaugh's death, he served as Gunner's Mate Second Class in the US Navy. The Gunner's Mate was responsible for maintenance and operation of guided missile launching systems, underwater explosive weapons, gun mounts and other ordnance equipment. Stambaugh was aboard the USS Corry when the ship was shelled and sunk off the coast of France at the St. Marcouf Island. Stambaugh died and was buried at sea on June 6th, 1944.

This picture shows the rank of Gunner's Mate Second Class, the rank Stambaugh earned in his 2 years of service.

This is a picture of the USS Corry that  Stambaugh was attached to and died fighting for.

The USS Corry sunk by the St. Marcouf Island.

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