Peleliu Tribute
A tribute to those who fought at Peleliu, South Pacific, WW II.


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GADOURY, Roland E. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GAEDE, Harold, CAPTAIN - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Great Leader.  Cared a lot about his troops.  “One of the best around.”

GAILEY, Harry A. Wrote PELELIU: 1944. Annapolis, Maryland: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1983.

GALL, Richard A. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

GALLAGHER, Lloyd Francis  First Battalion, Fifth Regiment, (we think) First Marine Division.  He landed with the other members of the 1st Division on the beaches of Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944. He also fought at New Britain (Cape Gloucester ) and Okinawa where he earned a Purple Heart. He served in the Marines from January 1940 until he was honorably discharged in the fall of 1945. He left the Marines a Gunnery Sergeant. Lloyd Francis Gallagher died on June 3, 1996, of lung cancer, in Maryland. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Family contact: spqr753@msn.com

GALLINGER, James S. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

GALLO, John M. Medium tank crewman, 710th B Company, during WWII and was at Peleliu. He returned to Philadelphia, PA at the end of the war. Dad died in 2001 at 77-years-old. Family contact: stenman13@aol.com

GALLOWAY, George C. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GALLOWAY, William Jaes. He was a 3rd Class Petty Officer, a Navy Seabee, MU 571. He is presently living in St. Amant, Louisiana. prounds@sm-law.com

GANN, Delmer W. - 1st Marine Division, 11th Regiment (Artillery), My father is still alive, although his health is failing. If anyone served with him, please email me at ldburns1@sbcglobal.net.

GANNON, Thomas. First Marine Division. Now deceased.

GANSKY, Frank J. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GARCIA, Antonio Cantu. Served in Peleliu and Okinawa as part of the 1st Marine Division 3rd Battalion. Earned two purple hearts, lived in Austin TX, and passed away December 15, 2006. Family contact jgar6166@hotmail.com

GARDNER, James M. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ GARES, Arthur W. - Cpl., 1st Marine Division, 4th Bn, 11th Regiment. Killed in action on Peleliu. Please contact Samuel M. Haynes at giannone@mciworld.com if you have any information as to the final resting place of Arthur.

GARNER, James Charles. 2nd Bat, 7th Reg, 1st Marines. With Headquarter Company. Alive and well near Memphis. Submitted by nephew cgarner@gte.net

GAROFALO, Joseph - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

GAROFANO, Dom, Cpl. L company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Was Op man for 60mm mortar section, Weapons platoon on Peleliu. Also served on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester. Retired Aerospace engineer living in Mountain View, California. E-mail uncle.dom@worldnet.att.net

+ GARRETSON, James Benjamin, PFC. USMC. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 15, 1944.

GARRIE, Thomas R. Army Battery "C", 317th Field Artillery Bn. Served June 4, 1942 - January 16, 1946. He was a part of the 81st Wildcat Rangers, and served in Anguar and Peleliu. Now deceased. Family contact: SCarr84905@aol.com

* GARRISON, Nelson (Nels). Marines. He served at Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and Peleliu, where he was wounded on 12/15/44. If you knew Nels, please contact his nephew Eric at ems@subronet.com

GARTRELL, Ralph. 81st Division. Landed on Anguar. Suffered bullet wound to shoulder. Recipient of Purple Heart. Currently resides with his wife in Ohio.

GARZA, Alfonso S. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

GATELEY, Harold - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* GATHWRIGHT, Gordon E. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44. He was wounded on Ngesebus Island. He passed away 12/1/2010 in Harlingen, Texas. Family contact: greg.gathright@lakewoodumc.org

GAUTREAUX, Sidney J. Jr. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

GAVALYAS, Toni J. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GAYLE, Gordon, General. Commanded 2/5.

* GAYLE, Joe, E CO Commander, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines. Now lives in Perry, Georgia.

+ GEE, Everett L., PFC. Company D, USMC. Killed at Peleliu on September 28, 1944.

GEIERMAN, Al, Pfc., A-1-11. Now lives in Chicago, Illinois.

+ GEIGER, Donald Ray, PFC. USMC.  He was with the 8th Amphibian Tractor Battalion. He was killed in action on September 20, 1944. He was from Lima Ohio.

+ GEIER, Robert William, Jr., 873359, Col, 3rd Bn, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Palau Island, September 17, 1944, killed in action.  Family contact: much2restless@gmail.com

GENNES, Robert L. H & S battery - 4th battalion- 11th Marines-First Marine Division.

GEORGE, Joseph L. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* GETTELL, Richard "Slim". VMF 121 invaded Peleliu September 15, 1944 through 45. Now resides in Sandusky, Ohio. He may be contacted through his daughter at feather2@mediaone.net

GIACALONE, Andrew L. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GIBSON, Jack. 1st Marine Division. Charlie Company. Jack now lives in Jacksonville, TX. He may be contacted by email: krypton@swconnect.net

GIBSON, Robert M. Combat infantryman attached to the 81st Infantry Division. He took part in the invasion of Anguar and then fought on Peleliu. He is now deceased.

* GIBSON, Roy B., Corp. 1st Marine Div., 11th Marines, I Battery. #4. Living in Paris, TX as of 2/2000. In fair health (considering). After noting the number of deceased I feel most fortunate to still be here. If this should be read by any of my old buddies, you can get me at rgjean@cox-internet.com

GIBSON, Zed C., Army Transportation Corp. He drove a Duck, Taking troops ashore on the invasion, and ship-to-shore ammo and casualty transportation to the front lines during battle. He was from Arkansas.

* GIDDENS, Joe. Gunnery Sergeant. 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. Bronze Star Medal. Citation: "For heroic achievement as observer for the mortar platoon of a rifle battalion, in the assault against enemy Japanese forces on PELELIU ISLAND, PALAU ISLANDS, 15 September, 1944.  In order to observe and direct mortar fire, Sergeant GIDDENS, worked his way through an area infested with enemy snipers to an assault company isolated from the rest of the battalion.  Upon reaching the unit and finding there were no communications with the battalion, Sergeant GIDDENS, with great resourcefulness, took command of a machine gun, and with other mortar observation post men, manned it during three fierce enemy counterattacks inflicting many casualties on the enemy.  Seeing one of his men hit by shrapnel, Sergeant GIDDENS in full view of the enemy applied battle dressing and administered morphine, at the same time giving orders to his men manning the machine gun.  His outstanding leadership, great courage and unswerving devotion to duty during a critical phase of the operation was of an inspiring order and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

GIEL, John. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Illinois.

GILES, Claude A., 1st Mar.Div, I Co.,3rd Bat., 1st reg. Landed in first wave on Peleliu and fought on Bloody Nose Ridge and the entire island until it was secured. Landed on Okinawa at the Naha Air Field on the first wave. Fought on the entire island from the North to the South and was wounded on this island. Then went to China for duty at Tietsin and Pieping. Was discharged in 1946. Address: Claude Giles P.O. Box 52 Belspring, VA 24058. Interested in finding a 1st Lt. who served in 1-3-1 on Peleliu during this same time. His last name is Smith. He was transfered to another unit when he landed on Okinawa. Any info. is desirable. Also looking for info. on a Navy medic who also served with 1-3-1 during this time. His last name is Moser or Moisier. He had red hair at the time. Claude may be contacted by email: brhu63d@prodigy.com

GILLAN, Robert K. Pfc. U.S. Marine Corp, machine gunner, First Marine Division, Wounded in action. Family contact:  peastman@twcny.rr.com

GILLEN, Eugene. Marine. Submitted by his grandson Raynor Denitzio. 120982@email.msn.com

GILLEY, Robert L. - Stf Sgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

GILLILAND, Louis Leroy, PFC, #914027. Participated in battle on Peleliu from Sept. 15-30, 1944. Born 11/6/08, died 1977. Believed to have been in 1st Marines, 1st Division. Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon w/1 star La Peleliu.

GILLIS, Joseph Jr. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

GILMORE, Robert, PFC. Served in L Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, Mortar section Weapons platoon on Peleliu. Also served at Okinawa and China. Living in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

GILMORE, Robert, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”

+ GILMORE, William Franklin, known as "Bobby". He was born January 26, 1924 in Sparta, TN and enlisted May 23, 1941 in Nashville, TN as a Pharmacist 1st Class in US Navy. He was attached to the 1st Marine Division, HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Fleet Marine Force. He was shot and killed on D-Day+1 while disembarking off a transport boat and moving up the beach. His body was shipped home and buried in Algood, TN.  Family contact: joshuanmyers@gmail.com

GIORDANO, Joe A. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GIRDLER, Charlie. 1st Marine Division, 7th Reg, 1st Bn, A Co, 2nd Platoon. Fought at Guadalcanal & Cape Gloucester. Wounded at Guadalcanal & Cape Gloucester.

GIROD, Walter D., Cprl. Inst.Sec. Easy Battery 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  Scout Sgt.  Peleliu (15 Sept-30 1944), Okinawa (1 April-21 June 45), China (3 Oct 45-14 Jan 46). Walter died on December 6, 2013. CDLOWL@aol.com

GIUSTI, Rudolf Frank. He was a part of the 1st Marines, I have his Marine discharge certificate framed. After the war he moved back to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and married Gertrude Giusti, raised a family of 4 boys (one being my father), and lived until his passing 1994. His grandson Daniel may be reached at  dgiusti@legacybenefitsgroup.com

GLADDEN, James W. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

GLANKLER, Jr., Frank Joseph "Spook". 1st Marine Division, C-Company. By all accounts he was/is one of the only eight men left, who survived the battle for Bloody Nose Ridge from his company. He carried a flame thrower throughout all of his Division's island hopping campaigns in the Pacific. He lives in Memphis, TN and is regarded by many as the finest criminal trial lawyer known. As of 2001, he is 75 years old and has ten children. Family contact is: DTFNARC@aol.com

GLADE, Earl Dale. Navy. Served as a clerk and stretcher bearer. Family contact: JDGlade@aol.com

+ GLAUD, Steve John, PFC. Marine, Company C, First Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Steve was from Carnegie, PA. He was killed at Peleliu at the age of 21 on September 15, 1944.

GLAZE, Charlie - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* GLEESON, Walter T. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 10/4/44.

GLENN, Charles H. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* GLENN, Edison J. Marine. Also fought at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Britain, and Okinawa. Injured twise. He was one of 250 men in his landing, and one of 37 to survive. Edison lives in Eugene, OR.

GLENN, Ralph C. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ GLENN, Roy Frank, Jr., PVT.  USMCR, Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 19, 1944.

GLENN, Tom H. - Sgt Mjr - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GLENCROSS, Jack. K-3-1. During the battle of Peleliu Glencross was a BAR man. Jack was 17 a year old redhead that found himself being promoted to Cpl on the battlefield as a result of terrible losses to his company. After a month on Peleliu Jack was stationed in Ulithi until the end of the war. He also served as a sergeant in the Korean war. Jack lived out his life with his wife Arnita and their two daughters and one son in Wallace Idaho. Jack passed away on September 19th 2005 and Arnita passed away May 10th 2007. Both lived full, healthy lives and are dearly missed by their family and friends. Jack’s grandson, Mickael Glencross, can be contacted at Glencross@cmaaf.com

GLIKMAN, Joseph Israel.  Private 1st Class, 81st Infantry Division, 323rd RTC, Company A.  He was a mortar man. He survived the war but never talked about it. He did say that nothing ever happened to him -- he was never injured or hurt.  He once said the worst thing was to be talking to someone right next to you and then suddenly they were dead.  He never mentioned Japanese snipers but I believe this must be what he was referring to.  They were so brave. I can’t imagine the horrors they saw.  He had trouble with PTSD for a few years after the war, but seemed to have gotten past it.  When I was a little girl I watched him race into the surf at the beach one day to save a small bird that had gotten caught in the surf. He climbed up a rather steep cliff to put the little bird into a niche so it would be safe while it dried.  He was one of the most gentle people I have ever known.  He died in 2005 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. I still miss him so much.  Family contact: Karen@glikmanassociates.com

GLOVER, Ben Ward, PFC.; Baird, Texas:  Ben served as a "Telephone Man" with the 1st Marine Division at Cape Gloucester, New Guinea, Peleliu, Okinawa, and with the occupation force in China. He was interviewed by war correspondant Ernie Pyle on Okinawa shortly berfore Pyle was killed. The interview was among Pyle's last submissions to American Newspapers. He later moved to Springdale, Arkansas where he lived for 45 years as  a poultry and cattle farmer, until he passed away in 2000. If anyone who knew him, or has any information about him, during his service with the Marine Corps would please contact his Nephew, Matthew R. Stephenson, it would be most graciously appreciated.  matthew.stephenson@go.tarleton.edu

+ GODFREY, Mike, PFC. Rifle Company, 1st Marine Division. Killed in action at Peleliu while trying to rescue a fellow marine. He was recommended for the Silver Star, but was awarded the Bronze Star. He attended San Pedro High School, San Pedro, California. He left school early to join the Marines.

GLOECKEL, William, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Good soldier.”

+ GOLDEN, Harold Harry, PFC, USMC. Killed in Action on Peleliu, Spetmeber 15, 1944.

* GOLDEN, Robert L. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.

GONZALES, Manuel R. - Pvt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

* GONZALES, Niebez "Tony". 1st Division C15. He received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained Sept. 16, 1944 on Peleliu. He later received a cluster for wounds sustained May 8, 1945 at the Battle of Okinawa. Alive and well in Phoenix, AZ. E-Mails may be sent c/o his grandson at schambers18@cox.net

GOOD, John J. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GOODWIN, Gene C. Served with the Marines during the Invasion of Peleliu. Now lives in Pasadena, TX.

* GOOGE, Jesse L., Jr. K-3-5.

* GOOMAN, Louis L. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44.

GORDON, Billy D. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GORNICKI, John.  Co. G 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines. Dad fought on the Canal, Gloucester and Peleliu, with Peleliu being his last stop. He now resides in Wolverine, Michigan and will soon turn 85 yrs old. Would like to hear from Marines who were with my dad in G-2-1. Email me at robertgornicki@bellsouth.net. By the way dad was a BAR man.

* GORSKI, Sigmoun. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44.

GOUCHNOUR, Thomas Henry-Corpsman, PhM 1/c-HQ/3/5 1st Marine Division. Served in Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Assigned to Hq in surgery but also spent time on the front lines, especially with I and K Companies. Because of his experiences as a corpsman in combat, he returned from the war and became a surgeon, specializing in cancer surgery. He also began the original paramedic training program for the Jacksonville Emergency Squad, the first program of this kind in the United States. Originally from Johnstown, Pa, he settled in Jacksonville, FL. He died in 1975. Family contact: Mary G. Hudson..Gainesville, FL maryjames2@cox.net

GOULDING, Thomas E. Jr. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* GRADY, Earl Bennett, Jr. - Cpl - H Co, 2d Bn, 1st Marines - Now deceased. His family would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who knew Cpl. Grady. You may reach his nephew at rrsam1@aol.com

GRAHAM, Vernon, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good dependable guy!”

GRAMLEY, William Bruce - 2nd Lt., 1st Marine Division Forward observer for 155mm artillery on Peleliu. Now deceased (1972 cancer).

GRANGER, William M. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

GRANT, Howard T., Cpl. USMC, 1st Division. Family contact: He survived Peleliu without a scratch except for knocking out his front teeth on a coral rock while ducking a Jap nambu on the third day. He continued the fight and on Sept 30 he learned that he had a son (Me) bought and paid for by the United States Marine Corps. Howard T Grant, Jr howardusa@prodigy.net

GRASSO, Rocco, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good & dependable guy!”

+ GRAVET, Ray. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 3, 1944.

GRAVING, William E. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ GRAVITT, John C., 1st Lt. 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  He started out serving on the U.S.S. Oklahoma, but had weekend leave when the ship was bombed at Pearl Harbor.  Later he fought on Guadalcanal, at Quantico, Va. teaching new Marine recruits, and asked to be returned to action because he wanted to help free our brother, Floyd, from a Japanese Prison of War camp.  He was returned to the Pacific and landed at Peleliu where he died on Sept. 22, l944.  His Navy Cross citation says his unit was suffering vicious attack from two Japanese sites and that he grabbed a machine gun and went into the open space between his men and the Japanese.  He ordered his men to get out of there and he covered their escape thereby receiving a fatal head injury. The citation states he received the award for "extreme valor". John’s sister, Joanna Gravitt Yeager, would love to hear from anyone who knew him: yeagerjo@aol.com, as would his nephew Mark Langwell: kolache@suddenlink.net Two of John Gravitt's brothers also served in the South Pacific during WW II. His brother Wilbur was in the Army Air Corps and was killed in a plane crash in Hawaii in 1942. His brother Floyd was captured at Corregidor and he survived the Bataan death march and a Japanese prison camp.  Floyd lived until age 86 and died in 2003 at his daughter's home in Arlington, Texas.  He missed his brothers until his last breath and never forgot them.  We shall never forget him or our other brothers either and shall honor their memory forever.

GRAY, GeorgeE. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GREEN, Al. Machine gunner in a heavy weapons company, 3rd Bn, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division. A Chicago native, he now resides in Mobile, AL and currently works as an engineer for ARC Controls.

GREEN, Gerald Allen. H&S Co., 1st Marines. Served in the Cape Gloucester and Peleliu landings. His email address is gagreen@mediaone.net

GREEN, James T. 81st Infantry Division, 323rd Regiment. He resides in St. Joseph, TN. As of 2/2000 he is 78 years old and doing well. Email: jogreen@lorettotel.net

GREENBERG, Melvin E. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GREENE, William P. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

GREENE, Arthur D. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GREENWOOD, Lee E., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

GREENWOOD, Richard T. (Dick), Captain. First Marine Division at Bouganville, Peleliu, and Okinawa.

* GREER, Raymond J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.

+ GREER, Ron, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines, 1st Division. Ron was from Boston Massachusetts. He was a very unusual and effective leader in the second battalion. "His Irish wit and brilliance made him an usual person in the planning and implementing of the stagings for landing of the 2nd Division at Peleliu. Ron was hit by a piece of Jap mortar shrapnel within 60 seconds of his landing on the coral sand beach of Peleliu and he died in the next few hours as we were urged by him to go ahead, take charge, do what we came to do. The end for Ron came early, and yet his attitude and skill of leadership gave a meaning to why the rest of us were there and provided motivation for some of us to do better and strive to be effective fighting Marines." Submitted by Jim Hauer.

* GREGORY, Albert (Bus). 321st Army. I am looking for any information on my uncle that was killed in action or wounded in action on Peleliu.  His death certificate states he died October 16, 1944.  Details of his death have never been made very clear to us.  I would like any information on his death, life in the army, friends, etc.  I am searching for my mother.  She was very close to him, and his death has haunted her for many years.  Contact Randie Biles at randiebiles@yahoo.com.

*GREGORY, Harris, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat.   “A good tanker.”

GREY, Norman J. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

GRIFFITH, Hugh M., Cpl. TN-Cpl-Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-122, Air Group 11. From E. Chattanooga. Now deceased.

GRIGGS, - Harry L. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

GRISHAM, Otha L. - 2nd Lt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GRISHAM, John T. Jr. - Pvt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ GRISWOLD, Carleton Webb, Ph.M. 3/C, 1st Marines, "A" Co., killed in action Sept. 17, 1944. I, the grand nephew, Carleton Chenery, just received articles from news papers regarding his funeral , also a letter from Corporal Robert J. Drake describing the events of his death. Cpl. Drake was wounded the same day, Sept. 17th. cchenery@mail.msn.com

GROHMAN, Elmer A., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

GROLL, David - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GROOMS, James E. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

GROOT, Robert L, PFC. 5th Marines. Robert lives in Zephyrhills, FL, and may be reached by email: rustnail@gateway.net

GROOVER, Thomas E. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GROSS, Glenn O. - Sgt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ GROTTAGLIO, Alfred M., PFC, First Marine Division, died on Peleliu on the first day of battle, September 15, 1944. He received a Silver Star and Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, and the bronze star. He was from Long Island City, Queens, NY. The family would appreciate any information concerning his company/platoon/battle group. janet@cooptions.com

* GROWICH, Andrew E. K-3-5.

GUIDROZ, Alvin J., PFC. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.

GUILBEAU, Wray F., Corpsman with Weapons Company, 7th Marines. Now lives in Opelousas, LA.

+ GUILD, Clifford E. 1st Marine Div, 2nd Bn. Clifford died September 18, 1944 on Peleliu.  He was hit by mortar taking Bloody Nose Ridge. From Lowell, MI. His brother Stanley also served on Peleliu. His brother Leroy was wounded on Iwo Jima. His niece Norma would like to hear from anyone who served with her uncles. uncles. norma.overton@dla.mil.

GUILD, Stanley E., Cpl. 1st Marine Division, 2nd Bn. He was wounded September 20, 1944, on Peleliu. He was killed on May 11, 1945, in Okinawa, Japan and received the Silver Star. From Lowell, MI. His brother Clifford died on Peleliu. His brother Leroy was wounded on Iwo Jima. His niece Norma would like to hear from anyone who served with her uncles. norma.overton@dla.mil.

GUILFORD, Dewey H., Sgt. B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. tguilford@direcway.com

GUINN, Joseph, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

* GUMTOW, Ronald B. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.

GUNDERSON, William J - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* GUNYA, Roy F. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.

GURNEY, Lawrence, US Navy, Unit Unknown, 19 Years Old, Operated LCM Landing Craft during Invasion of Peleliu, Naval Occupation forces, Oswego NY, Died December 27, 2002. Family contact: RGURNEY@aol.com.

GUSHWA, Keith. Marine. Fought at Peleliu. Now deceased. He was a high school English teacher who is still remembered fondly by his former students.

GUTH, Raymond J. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

GUTH, Raymond, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

+ GUTHRIE, Horis E. T/5 US Army Co. A, ARMRD REGT, 710 Tank Battalion, 81st Infantry Division. “A good tanker.”

GUYON, Robert E. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

GUZIK, John S. 1st Marines - 17 Combat Engineers Detached. Presently lives in Totawa, NJ.

* GWALTNEY, Lorn Holman. 1st Division, L company, 1st Marines, 3rd Bn. First wave landing on Peleliu Sept 15, 1944. Wounded at Bloody Nose Ridge on Sept 18. Born 5/20/19. Would welcome contact from any survivors or families with info. (have been looking for William W. Worth, in particular). Email Lorn Gwaltney at webcircl@swbell.net

GWINNER, Clarence F., Pvt., G Company, 2nd B, 323 RCT. Deceased 1977.  Family contact: vabt@aol.com

HACKMAN, Lloyd P. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

HACKNEY, John W. E/2/1 at New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. His son-in-law, Rob, would like to locate someone who knew John.  Kerrfam001@aol.com

* HADDOCK, Francis M. Lost an eye and was wounded in the leg.

HADERER, Anthony J., Cpl. Attached to the 81st Infantry, Wildcat Division, 906th Field Artillery Battalion C Battery, He fought in the Palau Group and Southern Philippines Campaigns from 16 July 1944 through December 26, 1945, and received the American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Philippines Liberation Ribbon. He passed away in July 1996.

HADLEY, Douglas. 81st Infantry, Wildcat Division. Now deceased.

HAGAN, Edward J., Lt. (USN) - Combat surgeon attached to 3/7 - Won the Silver Star for Valor on Cape Gloucester - Cited in Chapter 8 of Ross' "Peleliu Tragic Triumph" (Random House, NY, 1991) - Lives in Williston, ND.

HAGENLOCK, William J. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

HAGGERTY, Lt. 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.

HAGSTROM, Kenneth O. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HAHN, Ernest D. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

HAJJAR, Emile Joseph, PFC. First Marine Division, E Battery, Second Battalion, 11th Marines. Now deceased. Family contact: Grandlou1925@aol.com

HALD, Alfred L. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ HALDANE, Andrew Allison "Ack-Ack". Served with the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal and was commanding officer of Company K at Cape Gloucester, where he won the Silver Star. He led Company K through most of the fight for Peleliu. On October 12, 1944, three days before the Marines came off the lines, he died in action. Capt. Haldane was born in 1917 in Lawrence, MA. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, where the memory of Captain Haldane is honored annually by presenting the Haldane Cup to the graduating senior who has displayed outstanding qualities of leadership and character.

HALE, Ernest M. - 2nd Lt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* HALKET, Guil. In Captain Pope's Charlie Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marines. Was hit on the coral ridge for which heroism Captain Pope received the Medal of Honor. Guil was evacuated on a hospital ship that ran aground after midnight about a day out of Pelelieu which flooded several forward compartments (crew's quarters) and the ship was compelled to make way at 1 1/2 knots astern for fear of collapsing inner bulkheads. It took about 5 days to get to Banika. After a month in the Naval Hospital he rejoined Charlie Company at Pavuvu. Guil may be reached by email sohadflsma@yahoo.com

HALL, Andrew Frederick, 339393, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

HALL, John W. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HALL, William O. 1st Special Marine Brigade, Marine Barracks Peleliu 1946-1947. Was involved in post battle clean up operations. Contact by email Casteel1@msn.com

HALL, William “Hal”, PFC.  Marines. F Company, 2nd BN, 5th Regiment. He was one of the Marines that stormed the beaches in the center of Orange Beach on September 15, 1944.  He is alive and living in North Carolina as of 3/25/13.  Family contact: willsmom@embarqmail.com

HALLEEN, Warren J - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HALLER, Francis S., Corporal. 1st Marine Division. He was the ranking officer for his platoon after all were lost during the battle. He is now deceased. Family contact: CKSmurf36@aol.com

HALLER, Lewis A. - 2nd Lt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

HALEY, Richard K. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HALSEY, Brooke, 1st LT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “He cared about his duty and men.”

HALTER, Frank L. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ HAMBLETON, Orville S. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. KIA 10/6/44.

HAMBURGER, Nat, Cpl. I-3-7 now lives in New Port Richey, Florida.

HAMER, Noel F. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ HAMILTON, Carl Bonfoey, pharmacists mate, third class (11th regiment, 1st Marine Battalion). Declared MIA, then presumed dead, on Peleliu. Family contact: tfrank2@unlnotes.unl.edu

HAMMOND, Eddie K., Cpl. 81 MM Mortar HQ Co., 1st Marine Division, 1st Regiment. He also fought on Okinawa. His home address is Rt. 4, Box 216, Pittsburg, TX 75686.

* HANDCOCK, Elbert E. K-3-5.

HANEY, Elmo M., GySgt. K-3-5. Now deceased, was awarded the Silver Star for heroism on Cape Gloucester and was at least 50 years old on Peleliu. A combat veteran with the 5th Marines in France during WW I.

HANKEY, Gordon H., PFC - Weapons Co, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. PFC Hankey was in the first wave at Peleliu. He also fought at Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and Cape Gloucester. Please contact if interested in yearly reunion of men from Weapons Co., 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (12110 Tullamore Ct. #203, Timonium, MD 21093).

HANKINS, Ralph O., PFC. 1st Assault Signal Co., 1st Marine Division. Peleliu, Okinawa, and Northern China. Was from Kansas and is now deceased (1973). His son Kevin would like to hear from anyone who knew him. Hankins@vet.ksu.edu

*HANKOWSKI, John, S/SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. , Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “Good leader of men.”

HANLON, Paul. Marine. He joined the Corps in January of 1943 and fought as a mortarman in the South Pacific. His family is seeking further information on his military service. Please contact Schroeder999@aol.com

HANNA, Frank A. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* HANNAN, William J., Col. (RET). 11th Marines, 3rd Batt, Executive Officer (was a Major on Peleliu). Now living in Connecticut. Email at TheHannans@att.net

+ HANSEN, Arthur Nels. Staff Sgt., USMC. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 15, 1944.

HANSON, Lynvell Gray. Army. Now deceased. Family Contact: AngelaTroy894@aol.com

+ HANSON, Maryum Clifford, H CO, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines. Killed in action on Sept. 16, 1944.

HANSON, Nils H., M-3-5 (81 MM Mortar Platoon), 1st Marine Division. At the time I was a Sgt. Went onto Okinawa and then stateside in August 1945. I am a life member of the 1st Marine Division Association, Marine Corps League, MODD, VFW and American Legion. I reside in Ocala, FL. My email address is nhanson@cfl.rr.com and would like to hear from anyone for a chat. "Semper Fi."

HANSON, Wilfred G., USMC. Was awarded a medal for bravery which he he received in 1995. Currently of 18836 Tracer Dr., Tampa, FL. (813) 949-1079.

HARAMIS, George, Cpl. Gunner mortar section on Peleliu, Weapons Platoon, L Co. 3rd battalion, 7th Marines. Also served at Cape Gloucester and Okinawa. Wounded at Okinawa. George lives at 356 NW Emelia Way, Jensen Beach, FL. He would like to talk to others from his division through his daughter at 561-692-4422 or by email at PaulainFlorida@aol.com

HARBIN, George, F-2-1. Now a retired elementary school principal.

+ HARGIS, Joseph B. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 10/17/44.

+ HARBIT, Garner E. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 9/18/44.

HARDIES, Clarence Paul, CPL.  F(Fox)-2(nd Battalion)-11-(th Marine)-1st Marine Division. Operated howitzers. Family contact: mariojt@iowatelecom.net

* HARLESS, Clinton - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/5/44 - Now deceased.

HARLEY, Edward, Thomas - Plt. Sgt. USMC 1st MP Co. Division HQ Battalion, 1st Marine Division.  Wounded 17 Sept. 1944, Died 20 Sept. 1944. This is my grandfather who we are very proud of. He joined the Marine Corps in 1936 and served in China (China Marine) his enlistment ended in 1940, than Dec.7th happened and he immediately re enlisted.  He inspired me to become a Marine as well. May he rest in peace. Family contact:  bitemelib@yahoo.com

HARLOW, Manson C. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

HARMON, Carl "Tom" A., USN - Slc (RM) V6 - Fourth Joint Assault Signal Co. attached to 1st Marine Division. From Portland, IN. 18 years old at time of battle. "15 Sep 44 to 21 Oct 44 participated in landing operations and capture of Japanese held Peleliu Island" signed by J.E. Morris, Major, USMC. "Also participated in operations with the 1st Assault Signal Co., Hq Bn, 1st Marine Division forces at Okinawa" signed by M. N. Thompson, Jr. 1st Lt. USMC. Later participated in initial occupation of southern Korea and Taku-Tienstin, China, attached to the 7th Fleet. Died in 1981. Daughter would like to hear from anyone who knew him. osborns1972@tds.net

+ HARMON, Daniel, also known as Danny or Rafe, Navy Radioman in 4th Jasco. Seeking any information about Danny (uncle) including stateside training in Indiana, time in Hawaii, Pavavuu or during invasion. Also seeking other members of his team, officers, what beach he landed on, circumstances of death or any other information would be greatly appreciated. Contact me at harmont@tampabay.rr.com

HARREL, Kenneth - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HARRIS, Donald E. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HARRIS, Earl. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Olden, TX.

HARRIS, Ellis N. 11th Marines, Machine Gun Crewman. Deceased June 30, 1993, Phoenix, AZ. Family contact: pharris7329@hotmail.com

HARRIS, Eugene L. - TechSgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HARRIS, Harold, S/SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “He was a tough monkey that knew how to give orders.”

* HARRIS, Henry B Jr.. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/28/44.

HARRIS, Ira L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

HARRIS, Samuel D., Jr.,  Served at Peleliu. 

HARRIS, Stanley P. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HART, B.V., Pvt. Co “M” (?) 3rd battalion, 7th Marines.  Called Bernie Hart or “Ace”. He was a friend of the Higgins and McKenzie families in Detroit, Michigan, his home town.

HARTIGAN, Michael J. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

HARTIN, Donald C. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HARTMAN, Albert H. - Pvt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ HARVEY, Floyd R. PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.

HARVEY, John E. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* HARWELL, Samuel D. - 2nd Lt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* HASKIN, Robert N. - Cpl, #382318, 1st Marine Division 17 March, 1942 - 16 March, 1946. Wounded at Peleliu on 20 Sept., 1944; also in action at Vella Lavella 15 Aug-16 Oct. 1943. Family contact: srhaskin@gmail.com

HASS, Anton, Jr. K-3-5. Currently residing in Clatskanie, OR.

HASSELVANDER, Jack N., PFC. He was with the 1st Marine Division Reconnaissance Company. He was interviewed by war correspondent Wick Fowler along with some others. His family would like to hear from anyone that can remember him. katdon_goins@yahoo.com

HAUSER, R.E. F4U Fighter pilot. He served with VMF-122 on Peleliu in 1945. His brother, a PBM pilot who served in the same general area, would like to locate information on VFM-122 during the Peleliu Campaign. W0SLA@cs.com

HATFIELD, Alfred L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

HAUGH, Elmer L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* HAUER, Jim, Corporal. 2nd Bn, 5th Marines, 1st Div, Demolition expert, and bazooka and flame thrower specialist. Wounded on 13th day of second wave invasion. Now lives in Arizona.

HAUSER, Lawrence G. Jr. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HAUSER, William C. Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HAVERKORN, Edward F. - Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HAVERTY, Virgil R. - PFC - B Co. Third. Now deceased. Armored Amphibian Bn.

* HAWK, Henry R. Marine Corps, First Division. Left Pittsburgh, PA in September 1943 for Parris Island, was wounded in action Sept. 27, 1944 at Peleliu, was wounded in action May 21, 1945 at Okinawa. If you knew Henry, his family would appreciate learning more about his military service. Family contact: bearpittsburgh@aol.com

* HAWKINS, James B. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/19/44 - Now deceased.

HAWTHORNE, Walter E. Jr., PFC. A Co. Sixth Amphibian TractorBn.

HAYES, Elza Jr. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HAYES, Ken. Marines. He later became an architect and lived In Gulfport, Mississippi.

HAYES, Sam, Cpl. Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-122, Air Group 11. From Beaumont, TX. Now deceased.

HAYNES, Samuel M. - Platoon Sgt., 1st Marine Division, 4th Battalion, 11th Regiment (on loan to 5th Regiment during Peleliu). Currently resides in Virginia. Would like to hear from any other veterans who served with the 1st Marines at Peleliu. giannone@mciworld.com

* HAZEN, Claude DuWayne, Corporal. G-2-1-1. Received a Purple Heart for wounds suffered at Peleliu. It took until 1990 for him to receive his Purple Heart. He passed away August 8, 1999 never telling all he endured at Peleliu. He did mention the tank battle before he was wounded on September 18, 1944. His daughter may be contacted by email: Machuganancyhm1@yahoo.com

HEALY, Michael, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

HEARD, John G. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HEARD, JR., Richard Willis, Lt. - USNR, of Savannah, Georgia.  Lt. Heard served with Argus Unit 20 (Air Defense Control Center).  After training in New Caledonia and the Russell Islands, he was deployed to Peleliu.  He set foot on the island on D+5 and stayed with the occupation force until February 1945.  He passed away in March 9, 1992.  The family can be contacted through his son, Shelley (shelley.heard@gmail.com).

HEATLEY, Robert F., Sergeant, US Army Infantry, 81st Division 321st RCT, Company M (deceased 1/88). Awards: Purple Heart, Infantry Badge, Bronze Star (not yet awarded, but applied for based on evidence discovered in his memoirs. He was too proud to protest the oversight himself when he was alive). Combat: Angaur, Peleliu, Ulithi, Leyte. Discharged in Occupied Japan January 10, 1946 (Aomori area, Misawa and Atsugi). His son, Lawrence, lives in Redford, Michigan, (313) 534-1808 LGHeatley@aol.com and would appreciate any contacts with his old pals, Army or 1st Marine Division. He would also appreciate information on division reunions. BREATHES THERE A SOLDIER, my father's war memoir book, will be released on iUniverse.com, a publisher that provides either downloaded versions of the book or hard copy. The Red Rain article was not run in World War II magazine, but is included and expanded in this book. If you would like to order a copy, it will be available in November from all major book sellers and directly from iUniverse or myself. In April 2002, In the Name of Freedom, interviews with WWII veterans from all theaters of operation, will be available as well.

HEBER, Rodger, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

* HEBERT, Robert Wilsie. Pfc. 1st marine division 5th regiment-1942-1944. Sharpshooter. Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, Russell Islands, New Hebrides, Rendova, Pavuvu and Peleliu. Bob was wounded on Pelelui and had Malaria. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He passed away in 1978. Family contact runfitzmom@aol.com

HECK, John -PFC - 1st Bn. 1st Marine, 1st Tank Battalion.

HECK, William G. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ HEDLUND, Lee Hughes. Corp. USMC. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 19, 1944.

HEEB, John P., Sgt. K-3-5. From Rushville, IN. KIA on Okinawa.

HEGYI, Steve A.  Co. C 8th Amphibian Tractor BN. Served at Peleliu and Okinawa.

* HEIGHT, Leon, Lt., E CO, 2nd BN, 1st MARINES, Leader of 2nd PLT, Killed on Okinawa.

HEIM, Gordon F., CWO. USMC.  Served with the 1st in several campaigns. Peleliu, he went in on the second wave. Having received a battlefield commission for Cape Gloucester, Peleliu was his first campaign as a C.O.  Family contact: greenwavebluesea@me.com

HEIMBURG, William F. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HEINZELMAN, Roland E. - Sgt 0 C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

*HELINE, Arthur, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. He was a great man.”

HELMS,Everette P - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HELTON, Bryan - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ HELTON, Billy, PFC.  E Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. From Kentucky. KIA 16 September 1944, Peleliu. Buried Plot D, Row 16, Grave 6, Manila American Cemetery.  Purple Heart.

* HENDERSON, Eugene H. - Pvt D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/5/44 - Now deceased.

HENDRICK, Ernest G. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* HENKELL, Henry Delbert Pfc. Served with Co.A, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Wounded Sept 25th 1944. He was from Texas and passed away Jan. 3, 2001

HENKINS, Harley C. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

HENN, George. First Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, K Company. (K/3/1). George Henn was in the battalion under Captain George Hunt who had the responsibility of attacking "The Point". He eventually became a Master Gunnery Sergeant, but his rank during this invasion is unknown. He also served at Guadalcanal, New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. His grandson Scott Terwilliger may be reached at SRT632@aol.com

HENN, Leo, SSGT. 321st RCT, 1st BN, Co. G, 1st Platoon. My Dad was a squad leader on Anguar and Peleliu. He can be reached at mob1920@webtv.net

+ HENNING, James Burton, 832540, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

HENNY, Ralph L. - GySgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ HENRICKSEN, William C. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. KIA 10/3/44.

* HENRY, Richard. K-3-5.

HENSELER, Ken. PhM 2c with I-3-5 of the First Marine Division. He participated in the landings on Peleliu and Ngesebus and was there during the whole campaign. Originally From Worthington, MN, Ken presently lives in Yankton, SD.

* HENSLEY, Clifford E., Staff Sergeant. 81st Wildcats, Company C, 306th Engineers. He was also in the 9th Services Division. He fought on Anguar and was critically wounded in action on Peleliu. He survived two plane crashes while being evacuated to military hospitals where he spent eight months recovering. He was in the process of receiving a field promotion to Lt. When he was hit by Japanese fire. He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He passed away on April 3, 2001. Family contact: dhensley@centurytel.net

HENSON, Alex C.,(Hurricane Henson, AC) Cpl, K-3-5, 1st Marines, Machine Gunner. Fought at Cape Gloucester, Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Okinawa. Was Squad Leader of a Machine Gun Section and wounded May 2, 1945 on Okinawa. Resides now in Vian, OK.

HENSON, James T. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

HENSON, James T. Rank- Corporal. Rifle marksman. Qualified as heavy machine gun crewman. Family contact: topark@gte.net

HERBST, Harold, Platoon Seargent, 8th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, USMCR.

+ HERCHKO, Joseph, 1st Sgt.  E Co. 2/1.  From New Jersey.  KIA 25 September 1944 on Peleliu. Buried Plot L, Row 6, Grave 9, Manila American Cemetery. Purple Heart.

HERDEJURGEN, Sidney V - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

HERMANS, Theodore M. - Plt Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

HERRERA, A.L. Nicknamed "Poncho." Alive and well in San Diego CA.

+ HERRMANN, Robert W. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. KIA 9/15/44. Robert William Herrmann from Peoria, IL enlisted in December of 1943. He supported the landing on Peleliu as a crew member of an LVT-2.  The vehicle hit a land mine crossing the reef, presumably off Orange Beach, and Robert was killed on the first day of his first battle as a Marine. He was MIA until declared KIA in 1946. His family would appreciate information on the 6th Amph Tr Bn, particularly Company B. Please contact Jeanlinder@juno.com

HERZMAN, Robert F. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+HESSELBARTH, Otto, T/4 - 1st Platoon, A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. - One of four tank crewmen who, along with Capt. H.W. Jones of the 7th Marine Regiment, were killed on Oct. 18, 1944 when their Sherman hit a mine or unexploded shell on Hill 210, Bloody Nose Ridge while directing fire at enemy caves. To this day, the tank lies in place where it was hit. On Sept. 15, 2000, a memorial plaque embossed with the names of T/4 Hesselbarth and his fellow crewmen was dedicated at the tank site.

HESSIG, Kermit A. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

HESSIN, Richard A., 1st Mar. Div., I Co. 3rd Bat., 1st reg. Fought on Peleliu, Okinawa, and China. Now resides at 3026 Vincent Rd. Silver Lake, Ohio 44224. Was wounded on Okinawa.

+ HICKS, Arnold Preston. H and S Btry, 44th Bn, 11 Marine 708 Fleet. Arnold was on the security line at the time of his death. As the men were advancing Arnold was standing as lookout at a machine gun position. He was shot through the chest by a Jap rifleman. Six months after Arnold was killed his brother James was KIA in the Battle of the Bulge.

HIGHFIELD, Jack L., PFC. "A" Company Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ HILL, Morse G. "Glen", Pvt. USMC. Glen died on the first day his forces landed in the Palaui Islands, September 15, 1944. His father received three Division/Unit awards posthumously, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the Victory Medal World War II. He was born in Prosser, WA in 1924 and graduated from Prosser High School in June of 1943. He joined the USMC late in 1943, and remained an additional 2 weeks after finishing boot camp as he had never learned to swim. He was the sixth of 8 children.

+ HILLEBRECHT, William (Willie) H.  Died on 17 Sept 1944 from wounds on 15 SEPT 1944.  Willie served with the 1st Marines.  If anyone knew him, where else he served, and how he died please e-mail me at wdittus@hotmail.com.

HILTON, Calvin N. "Chick", PFC. With the Marine Air Group Eleven. Basic training at Parris Island, February and March of 1943. Air craft Maintenance Training at Norman, OK. South Pacific Area 2/2/44 to 5/24/45. Went to Esprito Santos - New Heberdes Islands. Went to Peleliu 9/5/44 through 5/24/45. Returned to Pearl aboard an LCI in a convoy of LCI and LST's. Returned to the states from Pearl. Served out the war in NC at Cherry Point and Bogue Field, NC. Dischared 11/13/45. Email at calnhil@yahoo.com I would like to hear from any vets who were there, ALL branches of Service.

HIMSEY, Samuel, PFC. Company L, 3rd Bn, 5th Marines.

*HINCKLEY, John, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “A pretty good guy and GREAT soldier!”

HINDERSCHEIT, Henry “Cody”, Corporal. 1st Marine Division, Company B, 1st Bn, Fleet Marine Force. Henry drove a tank.  He served from October 10, 1942 through December 15, 1945   He served on New Guinea, New Britain, Peleliu, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Australia, and China.   In June of 1945 he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  Henry was also called "Cody" in the service because of being from the Dakotas. He lives in Sheyanne, North Dakota.  Family contact: gingerda@rconnect.com

+ HINES, Michael, Sgt. Believed to have been attached to the 1st Marine Division, he was killed in action at Peleliu. The family Was told by some of his fellow Marines that he was carrying a Flame thrower when he was hit with a mortar round. His family Is from the coal mining region of western PA and the Morgantown, WV area. His nephew, Jim Hines (Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Retired), would like to hear from any of his uncle's friends (Phone: 954.434-0169 or 954-434-9466) and so would his great niece: alliekgb@hotmail.com

HODGES, Walter "Red", Cpl. Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-122, Air Group 11. From Knoxville, TN.

HOFFMAN, Perry Wentz. First Marine Division, K Company. Captain George P. Hunt was his commanding officer (Capt. Hunt mentioned him briefly in A Coral Comes High). Now deceased. Family contact: stacord@staceys.com

HOFFMANN, Ronald A. - Staff Sgt., Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 321st Regiment, 81st Division. Awarded the Bronze Star. Davies4219@aol.com

HOGAN, William B., USN. He went in the second day and was under fire while going in and during the time he was working on an air strip. He was from Baltimore, MD, and died in July of 1994.

HOLECHEK, Rudy R., Cpl. Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-122, 2nd MAW, Air Group 11. He helped evacuate wounded off Orange Beach during the initial days of the invasion, and worked as an aircraft mechanic on the flight line after the airfield was secured. Rudy currently lives with his wife, also a former marine, in Mt. Olive, Illinois, and can be contacted through his son at Pntbox@aol.com

+ HOLLANDER, Saul. Private First Class, Combat Photographer H&S CO, First Marines, First Marine Division.  Killed in action on Peleliu, September 16, 1944, buried in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines, Plot L Row 15 Grave 99.  If anyone is alive who knew him, please write: f.hollander@verizon.net.

HOLLIDAY, Urnie G., Pvt. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.

HOLMAN, Marlin E., PFC. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.

+ HOLMES, JR., Arthur J., PFC, E Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. From California. KIA. Died of shell fragment to abdomen. Buried from USS Tyron 19 September 1944. Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart.

HOLMES, Maurice B. (Maury), Cpl. First Marine Division. Dad was a "Radioman" and was part of the first assault. He was very hesitant to discuss his experiences in the war (especially on Peleliu). He did ask me to read "With the Old Breed" when I was younger. He said that he had known the author and that the book told the story as it happened. I read it and was very moved. Dad passed away in 2000, but he felt that every year after Peleliu was a bonus anyway. If you knew him or of him, I would welcome any correspondence. mhtroutdog@aol.com

HOLT, Jessie E., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

HOLT, Robert, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

* HOMA, George J., Jr. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44.

HONSOWETZ, Russell E., Lt.Col. The commanding officer of 2-1 was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism. Died at the age of 81 on 4-20-96 at his home in Alamo, California.

+ HOOVER, Alfred Aaron. USMC. He was born May 26th 1921 in Toledo Ohio. In high school he was an ALL OHIO football player while playing for Scott High School. He went on to play football for Duke University (an original Iron Duke) where he was on the losing end of the 1942 Rose-bowl game played in Durham NC Jan 1st 1943. After graduation from Duke he joined the USMC. As far as I can tell he was either a 2nd Lieutenant or a Lieutenant when he was KIA on Peleliu on Sept. 19, 1944.  Contact: Shawnolsen@aol.com

+ HOPKINS, Fred, NCB 17 (Sp), "KIA" 16 Sep. 1944 on Peleliu.

HOPPER, James Clyde, Corporal. 1st Marine Division. Served at Peleliu and Okinawa and received the Purple Heart. Deceased 1955. His son Philip may be reached at ph@phopper.com

HORAN, Thomas Martin "Deadend", 337114, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT. Was from Hartford, CT.

HORSHINSKI, Edward, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

* HOWARD, James J., Jr.  Wounded in the leg and contracted malaria whilst serving in Peleliu.

HOWARD, Leon Earl, 2nd Lt., now deceased.

* HUBER, John A. "Jack", Cpl. K-3-5. Retired as a Sgt. Maj. From Arlington, VA.

+ HUFF, Amos L., NCB 17 (Sp), "KIA" 15 Sep. 1944 on Peleliu.

HUGHES, A.C. Cliff. Wireman with Easy Co, 2/5, and landed on Peleliu in the 3rd or 4th wave. Their coxun dropped the ramp while they were still a ways out and he ended up going into about 12 feet of water. By the time he struggled ashore all he had left was his skivvies. From some of the other stories he told his son, things pretty well went downhill from there... His son John may be reached at hughesjc@bellsouth.net

HUGHES, Max D., Pvt. D Company, 3rd Armored Amphibious Bn. Landed with the invasion on September 15, 1945.

HUGHES, Robert E., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

HUNT, George P., Commanding Officer of K-3-1. Was awarded the the Navy Cross for heroism on Peleliu. Now deceased, he became the Managing Editor of Life magazine after the war. He was the author of The Coral Comes High, published by Harper & Row in 1946.

* HUNTER, Harmon P.  He was in B15 and joined in December 1941.  He was in the first boat to hit the beach at Guadalcanal and was believed to have ended his service in the pacific at Peleliu, being wounded there and returning to the states and posted in Hingam, Ma.

* HUNTER, James B., Platoon  Commander of the 1st Platoon, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines,  1st Marine Division. He landed just to the left of the large coral promontory at the far right of White Beach 2. Jim was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic action and was evacuated the second day of the battle with severe injuries.  Now lives in Charlotte, NC.

* HUNTER, Robert C. , PFC, scout and sniper and naval gunfire FO. 5th Marines, 2nd Bn. Received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star on Peleliu and went on to fight at Okinawa, then to China with Marine occupation forces. He died in 1997 at the age of 73.

HURD, Melvin L., PFC. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.

HUSBAND, R. C., Lt., USNR. Assigned to ship APAZ Cresent City. Documentation indicates he was a beach doctor for the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marines, at Peleliu (White Beach) and also active in Guam landings. Now deceased.

* HUSS, William Harold Gale, Corporal USMC. 1st. Division, India Company, 3rd. Battalion, 7th. Marines.Wounded by Japanese grenade at airfield, 14 October 1944. Recovered from injuries at Bethesda Naval Hospital.  Still doing fine.

HUTCHINSON, Walter, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

HYDE, James A., T/Sgt. 81st Infantry, 323rd, Co. E. Awarded Bronze star for service at Peleliu. Went into U.S. Navy after getting out of the Army and served 20+ years. Deceased 1998. His family would welcome any contact:   craighyde@bellsouth.net

HYNDMAN, Jack A. 1st Marine Division.

+ IBEY, William E. 1st Marine Division of the 5th Marines.  He was killed on Peleliu on October 8, 1944 at 18 years of age.  Family contact: mike.ibey@hotmail.com

IGLESIAS, RUDOLPH, CORPORAL. G-2-5. Served in New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. He may be contacted via McIgles182@AOL.com

* INGALLS, Ralph G., PFC, Company C, Third Armored Amphibian BN, First Marine Division; WIA, Purple Heart. He may be reached at 47 Brown Road, Brooklyn, CT, or by email jimingalls@email.msn.com

IVERSON, Barley Gilbert.   5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, K&S Company.

+ IVES, Albert L. If anyone remembers him, please contact mailto:Mallard34@aol.com

* IWANOWSKI, Stanley, SGT – 1st Platoon, A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. – From 1942 to 1946 he participated in the training of personnel, testing, and, eventually, development/deployment of the Sherman Tank. At 1800, 14th June 1944 he was deployed to the Pacific Theater. On 17th September 1944 his unit arrived at Anguar and secured the island. On 21st September 1944, his unit arrived on Peleliu to assist the US Marines that had encountered “savage enemy resistance”. Howard Handleman, an International News Service Correspondent, accompanied the US invasion force and made the following statement: “Peleliu has more defenses per square yard than any island we have hit in the Pacific, including Tarawa. This whole damned island is a landmine with blockhouses in it!” On 8th December 1944, his unit left Peleliu for New Caledonia, and then Leyte, before making their way home. SGT Stanley Iwanowski was communication chief for A Company and served as the Company Commander’s radio operator throughout the war. SGT Stanley Iwanowski was decorated the Purple Heart for injuries received in combat on Peleliu, a Philippines Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, An Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead, two Letters of Commendation while in combat, a WWII Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He went on to work for the US Federal Government in the Electronics Command where he received several Commendations and various Awards from the US Army. He retired in 1976. He has fathered four sons, lost his wife of over 50-years on October 25th 2004. SGT Stanley Iwanowski died February 15th, 2005, peacefully at home and surrounded by his family. He rests, along side his wife and infant son, at Beverly National Cemetery in New Jersey.  Any information about his war-time buddies or inquiries of him can be directed to sji@CooperativeBuilders.com. 

+ JACOBS, Wilfred Anthony "Happy", Staff/Sgt. Army, Company C, 322nd Infantry 81st Wildcat Division. Wounded on Anguar. He died on board USS Bountiful 10/14/44 and was buried at sea. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Medal.

JACKSON, Arthur J., Pfc., U.S. Marine Corps, fought on Peleliu. He was born in Cleveland, OH, and entered service in Portland, OR. He served with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  For his action against the enemy on Peleliu on 18 September 1944 he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Family contact: Gabriellebgoode@aol.com.

JACKSON, Charles J. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JACKSON, Eldon A. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

JACKSON, Leete, Captain (at Peleliu) and Major (when he got out). Leete was a Marine Pilot who flew the Avenger Torpedo Bomber.  His squadron was VMTB-232 The Red Devils (the most highly decorated Marine squadron during the War). Contact: LabsR1st@aol.com

JAFFE, Marcus, LT. Forward Observer, 81 mm morters, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Also CO of G Co on Okinawa. Now lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

JAIMES, Joe P. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* JAMES, Forrest G., Cpl. 1st Bn, 7th Marines. Wounded on the assault on the beach on September 15th. Mortar went off in his amtrack about 2 feet from him, and he received about 200 pieces of shrapnel to his body, including one in his left eye. He died in 1985 in North Mankato, MN, of an abdominal aneurism which could have been a belated result of war wounds since they only removed six pieces of the shrapnel and as he got older it started to move around. Forrest was married in Detroit to Geneview Wilkie in February of 1945 after meeting her in person for only a few days. He was a veteran of Cape Gloucester and was written up as a hero in the associated press for holding off Japanese fire while two of his comrades went to rescue their fallen sergeant. The sergeant was dead, but they returned with his body. Forrest was known as "Cowboy" because of his bowed legs or "Hap" which was short for Happy because he was always smiling. Don't know how much smiling he did over there, but most people called him Hap. If you knew him, Katie Wilaby would like to hear from you. She may be contacted through email at: kawilaby@rconnect.com

JAMES, Robert. 88th Chemical Mortar Battalion.  Family contact: ghar110259@aol.com

+ JANOS, Joseph M. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/29/44.

JARDINE, Donald W., Cpl . B.Co. 1st, Bn, 1st Marines. Also served at Guadalcanal and New Britain. He now lives in San Francisco.

* JENKINS, Adron Edward, PFC. A Co. First Armored Amphibian Tractor Bn. Family contact: dwjenkins@gmail.com.

JENKS, Burnard J. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JENNINGS, Harold (Hal),Captain. CO A-1-1. Wounded and evacuated. Jewelry business, Roanoke, VA. Died in Roanoke in 1998.

JENNINGS, Lester, Sgt. Marine Air Group Eleven (MAG-11). Landed on Peleliu on D+10, and was attached to the 1st Marine Division from 30 Sept 1944 to 15 Oct 1944. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and served at Cherry Point NC. He retired from Eastman Kodak after 42 years, and lives in Kingsport TN. You can contact him through his son Greg Jennings at gjenn21@hotmail.com

* JENSEN, Albert F. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

JERUE, George Edward.  Leader of a tank platoon of the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division.  Awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism in Peleliu on September 15, 1944. He never talked about war; he participated in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He passed away at a very young age of 63 in 1984.  Family contact:  jeriannje@comcast.net

JETMORE, Edward L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ JETT, William H., NCB ?, "KIA" 4 Nov. 1944 on Peleliu.

JOHANNES, Helmuth, R. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JOHNS, John. 1st Marines. 60 mm Mortarman. Now deceased. If you have any information about John, please contact his family: BANDWFX@aol.com

JOHNSON, Donald E. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* JOHNSON, Duane L.  1st Marine, Division 3, 4th Regiment. Injured on Peleliu on September 15, 1944.

JOHNSON, Frank O. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JOHNSON, James M. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

JOHNSON, Molan F. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

JOHNSON, Robert - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

JOHNSON, Robert C. - PFC - PFC A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ JOHNSON, Russell H., Corpsman. Attached to Headquarters Co., 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, at Peleliu. He posthumously received the Navy Cross for his actions September 18 when he helped three wounded Marines get back to the Marine's position, then went out for a fourth, against the advice of his buddies and commander. He and the wounded Marine were killed by machine gun fire.

JOHNSON, William Ira, Staff Sergeant. USMC. A veteran of Saipan, Peleliu, and Kwajelein. He is buried in White City Oregon Veteran's Graveyard. His son, Kevin, says his Dad talked a lot about a mountain boy named A.C. Riles who got his first pair of shoes in boot camp. If you know of any information about his father, please contact Kevin.

JOHNSTON, Gil S. Jr. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JOHNSTON, Hughie Lynn, Cpl. Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-122, Air Group 11. From Rison, AK. Now deceased.

* JOHNSTON, James W. (Jim) - Machinegunner, E-2-5. Jim fought with the 5th Marines on New Guinea, New Britain, Peleliu,and Okinawa. He was WIA on Peleliu, and again on Okinawa. He is the author of "The Long Road of War: A Marine's Story of Pacific Combat" published by The University of Nebraska Press, 1998. Jim can be reached by writing to him at P.O. Box 345, Wauneta, Nebraska 69045.

JOHNSTON, Paul E., PFC. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.

JOHNSTON, Richard P. - PFC - A Co.Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JONAS, Frank - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

JONES, Don E. 1st Marine Division on Peleliu. If you have any information on him, please email am_white1959@yahoo.com

+ JONES, Edward A "Hillbilly", 1st Lt. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Machine-gun platoon leader.

JONES, Everett, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

JONES, Fred J. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* JONES, Frederick W., PHM 3C (medic), 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Bn, E Co. Severely wounded in action on 19 Sept 44 and awarded Purple Heart. Now lives in Yuma Arizona.

+ JONES, Henry Will, Capt. C/o L CO, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines. Capt. Jones was KIA in Oct. 1944 and was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for action on Peleliu. In 1999, the State of Georgia named the bridge spanning the Alapha River in his home town of Lakeland, GA "Capt. Henry Will Jones Memorial Bridge" in honor of his service to his country. Capt. Jones has a surviving brother, Bobby Jones, in Lakeland, GA who may be reached at hhowell@surfsouth.com

JONES, John B. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JONES, Lloyd E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

JONES, Mayford.  D111 during invasion of Guadalcanal. A111 during invasion of Peleliu. 50 Caliber Gunner.  Purple Heart recipient. From Pittsburgh, PA. Now deceased.

 + JONES, Thomas Paul "Cotton". Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Killed on September 17, 1944 on the island of Peleliu. Nephew Robert Hunt: bbhunt@ccsi.tds.net

JORDAN, John Williard,, Plt.Sgt. Served on Peleliu and Okinawa. Expired 01-03-01. Family contact: gjordan@ntws.net

JORGENSEN, George E., Pvt. 1st Division, 7th and 11th Marines. Fought at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. George weighed 135 lbs., yet did lots of duty with the BAR and Flamethrower. He's still kicking after two open heart surgeries and would love to hear from his buddies. George can be contacted at Skandia@webtv.net

* JORGENSON, Carl W. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/13/44 - Now deceased.

JOSLIN, Loren, E. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* JOSLYN. L. Dean - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.

JUNKINS, Hugh "Red" S. USMC. Also fought at Cape Gloucester and Okinawa and was believed to be a radio field operator. He was from West Virginia. His nephew Jim would like to hear from anyone who knew his uncle. Please contact stal@neumedia.net

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