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Cleatus E. Jung was born on 28 Jun. 1919
He was aboard the Destroyer "Noel" when it went down on 25 Oct 1944.
His father received notice on November 18, 1944 that their son was MIA.

Cletus Jung
Local Sailor,
Listed Dead

Cletus Jung Cletus Jung, 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Jung, 601 North Illinois, has been declaired dead by the Navy Department. The young man's father received notification yesterday in a letter from Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrental.
Cletus ranked as machinist's mate third class, was aboard the Destroyer Noel when the ship was lost in the second battle of the Phillippine Sea. The battle took place October 25, 1944 off Leyte. The family was orginally advised that their son was missing in action in a telegram received November 18, 1944. Cletus had been in the service more then three years when he was declaired missing.
Born in Mascoutah, he was employed at the Ely-Walker Dry Goods Company before his entry onto the services.
Surviving besides his parents are four brothers, Alvin Jung, South 59th Street; Harvey Jung, 1215 North Church Street; Andrew Jung, West Washington Street; Earl Jung, South 11th Street, and three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Hollerbach, North Fifth Street; Mrs. Martha Dittle, North Church Street and a twin sister, Mrs. Cleota Paoli, North Fifth Street.

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