Laurence J. Dacasto

Korean War
Service #432489
RankLieutenant Junior Grade U.S. Navy
Date of DeathNovember 10 1953
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Air Medal
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Lieutenant Junior Grade Dacasto was awarded the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Lieutenant Dacasto was a crew member of a PBM-5S2 Mariner patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 50. On November 10, 1953, the aircraft was enroute to patrol duty over the Yellow Sea when it crashed off Cheju Island Korea. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.