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 Author  Topic: Last Patrol - Belton Copp, CO PT373
Ed B

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Belton Allyn Copp IV, 91, died peacefully at his home in Old Lyme on Sept. 27, 2011.

On Feb. 7, 1945, as captain of PT boat 373, Belton led a two-boat squadron into Manila Harbor on a reconnaissance mission. He lost his left arm as a result of this action and was awarded a Silver Star for gallantry in action, and a Purple Heart. He was further honored when General Douglass McArthur (sic) returned to Manila on PT boat 373.

Excerpts from obituary published October 2 2011 in The Day (New London CT). For full obituary go to
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theday/obituary.aspx?n=belton-allyn-copp&pid=153897255&fhid=4174



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Ed

Thanks for posting this information. I wish i could have met Mr. Copp, as he was not far from my home. I am in hopes that he is now at the wheel of his boat, bow high and heading towards our Lord...........


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FAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS. . .

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