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Vmail from Virginia Joy to Daniel A. Joy - 1942
Vmail from Virginia Joy to Daniel A. Joy dated 16 Sep 1942. Joy was killed in action at Guadalcanal while aiding the wounded on 5 Oct 1942. The USS DANIEL A. JOY DE585 was named in his honor.

 

 


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