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Karanutsos, James Jr


Rank: Gunners Mate 3C
Serial Number: 8749542
Military Branch: LSM 190, Flotilla 9
Origin: Indiana
Date of Death: 1945-5-4
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GM3C James Karanutsos was serving on LSM 190 during the Okinawa campaign. The ship had been assigned to radar picket duty, which was a death sentence for many US ships. The same day that LSM 190 was sunk, so too were DD's Luce and Morrison and 3 other ships as a result of kamikazi attacks.

GM3C Karanutsos' group includes his posthumous officially engraved solid brooch Type 2 Purple Heart with its short titled presentation case, pictures of the LSM and internet research.