Joseph William Rossart

Joseph William Rossart

Age: 21
Branch: USNR
Rank(s): MM3, MM2c (T)(CB)
Unit: UDT9
Station: U.S.S. Belknap

Fallen on: 12 Jan 1945
Location: Lingayen Gulf
Campaign:  Invasion of Lingayen Gulf

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart (awarded posthumously)

Hometown: Startap, WA

MM2 Rossart was among 38 killed when a Japanese suicide plane hit the USS Belknap (APD-34) amidships. 11 of those lost were from UDT9.