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Juan Jose Reinosa

Merchant Marine. Puerto Rican

Born  12 Jul 1921Puerta de Tierra, San Juan
Died  22 Jul 2000(79)

Roster information listed for Juan Jose Reinosa

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
CherokeeSteam passenger shipSecond Butcher16 Jun 1942U-87 (1)

Personal information

Juan Jose Reinosa was one of the survivors from Cherokee who were rescued by Norlago. He carried a multipurpose pocket knife that saved his life that day and he carried it with him till the day he passed away. Juan left his family a legacy of stories and heartfelt memories of the brave men and women that served in the war and actually organized the Union for Merchant Marines in San Francisco, CA.


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