Fire Controlman 3rd Class Lester Theodore Eklund was declared “Missing In Action” off the coast of the Indonesia Nov 1943. His submarine, the U.S.S. Capelin (SS-289) was probably sunk by Japanese mines or depth charges. He lived on Wheeler Hill Rd., Frewsburg, son of Mr. & Mrs Albert R. Eklund and had a younger brother Burton. He is a Hero and lost his life along with 75 others on the U.S.S. Capelin fighting for their country.  He was awarded a Purple Heart.  There is a "Centotaph in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg, NY

Burial:  Manila - Metro Manila - National Capital Region, Philippnes - Plot: Tablets of the Missing

I want to thank The Fenton History Center, Barbara Cessna, Veterans Finding Veterans and Janet Wahlberg whose help has been terrific.  Stephen Nelson


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