Samuel Vincent Taylor



Attended Clemson College from 1933-1936.

Greenville, South Carolina

Marine Corps, First Lieutenant

Purple Heart

Dec 27, 1916

May 25, 1943

Killed in Action in the South Pacific. Lt. S. V. Taylor’s Douglas SBD-4 Dive Bomber, BuNu 10338, was in a collision with SBD-4 BuMu 08856 resulting in the death of Lt Taylor, Lt George W. Hoffman, Cpl Paul, Walker, and Pfc Henry D. Kemper.

Memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii; also memorialized at Mount Hope Cemetery, Greeleyville, SC


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