Pasquale Pompa

Korean War
RankPrivate First Class U.S. Army
Date of DeathNovember 14 1952
National Defense Service Medal
Private First Class Pompa was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Private First Class Pompa was a member of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, 278th Infantry Regimental Combat team and a passenger on the attack transport "USS RUCHAMKIN" (APD-89) returning from a two week amphibious training exercise off the coast of Virginia near Little Creek Naval Station. On the night of November 14, 1952, the transport was struck by a civilian oil tanker "SS WASHINGTON' killing five Army passengers.