Among more than 100 officers and men missing since the sinking of the destroyer Jacob Jones near Cape May, N. J., is George Embreus, 28, son of Michael Embreus, Sr., 227 West Eleventh Street.
He had been aboard the Jacob Jones since September and was working as a storekeeper second class. He had been serving in the Navy for the past four years.
His transfer to the ill-fated ship took place shortly after his last furlough home in September.
"Dooley" Embreus was one of the city's outstanding bowlers when he enlisted in the Navy, he won the championship of the Times-Gazette tournament in 1934 with a score of 1,246.
He first came into prominence as a bowler while employed as a pin boy at the old Recreation alleys and soon became a leading Class A bowler.
Purple Heart is Awarded
Mr. Michael Embreus, 227 West Eleventh Street, received a letter from the Secretary of the Navy in name of the President of the United States that they are forwarding to him the Purple Heart and certificate awarded posthumously to his son George Robert Embreus, Storekeeper Second Class, who was killed in action.
George Embreus was in the Navy four years before being transferred to the ill-fated Jacob Jones on which he served from September 1941 to March 1942 when it was sunk near Cape May, New Jersey by a German Submarine.