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


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KALOIAN, Larry, Pfc., A-1st Tank Battalion. Now lives in Granada Hills, California.

KAMINSKI, Edward B. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KAHN, Leo - Sgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KANE, Fredric C, Lt, CEC (USNR), SEABEE (301st NCB) - commanded pontoon barge shuttling supplies from transport to beach. Barge was hit by Japanese mortar round while carrying mortar rounds. Dud! No casualties.  Deceased 1984.  Would like to hear from anyone who served with the 301st  or 1054th.  Dad talked very little about his wartime experience. Family contact: Fck58@verizon.net.

+ KANISTANAUX, Donald W., 1st Marine, 09/18/1944, 23 year old killed by a sniper days before he was supposed to out, bur. 10/14/1948.

* KARL, Milton J. - Sgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44. - Now deceased.

KARR, Tommy. Platoon Sgt. In the 1st Bn, 5th Marines, Baker Co., 1st Marine Division. Tommy was a squad leader on Peleliu and a platoon leader on Okinawa.

KARST, Albert, SGT, 1st Marines. Served under Col. Puller. Albert now lives in Irmo, SC. He is seeking information on a friend from California named Albert Zerega whom he served with. If you have any information on Albert Zerega, please contact: K_COUNTS@HOTMAIL.COM

KARST, Raymond J. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KASSOUF, JOHN, PFC. 1st Signal Company, 1st Marine Division. Landed on Peleliu on D-Day morning, September 15, 1944, and fought the Japanese until relieved by the Army 81st Division, about a month later. (Deceased about 1981, Kinston NC).

KATULKA, Daniel, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Very good man!”

KAVULLA, Andy, Cpl. 1st Marines, 2nd Bn., Co F. Now deceased. Fought in three invasions: Cape Gloucester (12/25/43), Peleliu, (9/15/44), and Okinawa (4/1/45). Andy and his wife, Peggy, had three children.

KAYS, Richard, T/SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Real nice guy!”

KAZANJIAN, Garr G. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KAZMAC, Frank, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

KEELE, Clarence. 3 BN, 1st Marines.

KEENAN, Frank E. - Sgt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

KEIM, Lewis M. Jr. - 1st Lt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KEIRAN, Ken, 1st Marines. A 19 year old "runner" when he landed on Peleliu on 9/15/44.

KEITHLEY, John W. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KELLER, Harold, 1st LT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.   “A good officer!”

KELLEY, John C. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

KELLWOOD, Joe. H., PFC, of Steamboat Canyon, Ganado. Arizona Code Talker.

KELLY, Edward J. -1st Lt. K Co. 323 Reg. Drafted April,41. Discharged May 46. Now Deceased. Family contact: eptme@earthlink.net

KELLY, Roy R. - Cpl - 1st Mar. Div K-3-5; Now deceased; Family contact is simba54@hotmail.com.

KELLY, Stanley M. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. -Now deceased.

KELSCH, William J., Sgt. 1st. Marine Div., 7th Reg. Survived and still kickin, 80 years old in May 2001. Family contact: jkelsch@onlinemac.com

KENNARD, Richard C. Forward observer with Battery G, 3d Battalion, 11th Marines at Peleliu. He now lives in Laguna Hills, California. Author of Combat Letters Home. Bryn Mawr, Pa: Dorrance, 1985.

KERGER, Brendan "Mike" - Cpl. Hq.1-7-1 Div. He can be contacted by mail at the following address: 3774 Kenwick Trail, Roanoke, Va. 24018 or Telephone at 540-774-9097 via his neighbor at bgrant@roanoke.infi.net

KERN, Victor E. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KERR, J.M. - 3rd 155 MM Howitzer Battalion - Lives in Portland, OR.

* KESSLER, Joseph Albert, PVt. He was overseas with the First Marine Division for 32 months on Guadalcanal, New Britain, New Guinea, Talasea and Peleliu. He was wounded by shrapnel on Peleliu on D-Day plus one. He received a Purple Heart and other medals that his son has not identified. He also has the shrapnel that wounded him and Japanese currency that he saved. He passed on 7/29/2007 at 86 years of age. Family contact:  dak@lasernational.com.

* KEVORKIAN, David, 1st Mar. Div, I Co. 3rd Bat., 1st reg. Served on Peleliu and Okinawa. Was wounded on Okinawa. Address: David Kevorkian 17395 Wiltshire BLVD. Lathrup Village, MI 48076. Now deceased.

KIC, Joseph D. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KIEDINGER, Francis K. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KIEFER, Paul J. - H.A.1 - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KIEFER, Paul James, Corpsman, 1st Marine Division.  After Peleliu, he served on Okinawa and then to China. "Jim" is at 1117 2nd Street N.E. Massillon, OH. 44646 Ph: (303) 833-9591.  Family contact: tdk@ellijay.com

KIER, Virgil, Corporal. 1st Marine Division.

KIERNAN, John M. - 2nd Lt - A Co. A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KIGHT, Fred C. - 1st Lt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KILGORE, Hugh D., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

KIMBER, Charles J. 81st Wildcat Division. He passed away on May 11, 1988 in Brigham City, Utah. If anyone knew and fought alongside of him there, I would like to hear from you. Dad could not talk about his experiences there. chuckkimber@deseretonline.com

KIMBLE, Jack, Lt., 1-5, from Greenville, Mississippi. Was one of the Marines whose life was spared when Lewis Bausell smothered a grenade with his body.

KIMBLE, Warren D. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

KIME, Martin A., Jr. 1st Marine Division, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. Originally from New Albany, IN, he now resides in Otisco, IN. RETEMCS@aol.com

* KINCAID, John Oliver Jr., Sergeant. On the night of Sept. 17, 1944, Sgt. Kincaid, a veteran of Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester fighting, and a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Company E, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment, volunteered to help his platoon leader defend a rocky pinnacle known as Hill 200 on the company's extreme left flank. Attacked repeatedly throughout the night, they killed more than 40 Japanese. Kincaid was wounded in hand-to-hand fighting but refused to be evacuated until ordered. He was later awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart. John lived in Montana after the war. He passed away in May of 1999. You can read about some of John's experience in a chapter about Peleliu from BROTHERS IN BATTLE, written by USMCR Capt. R. Bruce Watkins (John's Platoon Leader). John's actions on Hill 200 forced the Japanese to relocate their headquarters on the island.

KINCAID, Lewis W. Plt Sgt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

KINCAID, William H. Sr. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

KINDER, William M. Family contact: Wmk04@aol.com

+ KINDT, George Earl, 346270, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

KING, Arthur E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* KING, David, Jr. Landed with the 8th Amtrac Bn, 1st Marine Division On September 14, 1944. Received the Purple Heart. Also landed on Okinawa April 1, 1945, with the 8th Amtrac Bn. He is from Fort Worth, TX and is on the 8th Amtrac Bn. Association Staff. He would like to hear from others vets by email at davidkingjr@email.msn.com

KING, George E. Jr. D Company, Third Armored Amphibian Bn. George became active in the unit's reunions in the early 1990's. He passed away on February 4, 2001at his home in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), California.

KING, Marvin T., Sgt. U.S. Marines.  Born October 3, 1925. Entered service April 15, 1942, Parris Island, SC.  Fought at New Guinea, New Britain, Peleliu, Okinawa.  Wounded in action on Okinawa April 1, 1945. Awarded Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, six Battle Stars.  Attended Iaeger H.S. Protestant.  Son of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse King. Family contact: rsking777@yahoo.com

* KINNE, John C., Sgt. 1st Marine Division, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines, 4th joint assault Sig Bn. Landed Orange Beach 9/12/44. Evacuated D+27. Received Purple Heart. Returned to duty on Pavuvu 11/21/44. He also fought at Okinawa. Mr. Kinne was from Connecticut and now lives in New Symrna, FL.

KING, George E. Jr. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KING, John J. - Pvt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

KING, Orville B. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* KIRKBRIDGE, J.G., PFC. CoA, 1st Engineer Bn., 17th Regiment. Was wounded on September 19, 1944 assaulting the 5 Sisters hills. Resides at 5806 Lake Cable Ave., Canton, OH. hkirkbride@webtv.net

KIRLEY, Dennis P. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

KIRSHNER, Leonard - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KISHMAN, Harvey B., PFC. Hg.Co., 1st Bn, 5th Reg, 1st Marine Division. Served on Peleliu, Okinawa and China as rifle company radio operator. Quit high school in his junior year and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Joined up with the 1st Marine Division on Pavuvu in early part of 1944. Was in Hq Co., 1st Bn., 5th Reg (rifle company radio operator). Landed on Peleliu at Orange Beach in the second wave. Also served on Okinawa and China. Now resides in Marblehead, OH and can be reached through email at kishman@cros.net

* KITCHENS, Leroy - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/7/44.

+ KLEIN, Patrick Walls, PFC. Fox company, 2nd Bn, Fifth Marines.  Killed in Action September 17, 1944 by sniper bullet to chest. Body was never recovered. Awards included Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal.

KLEINEDLER, James J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ KLESMITH, Lenard. 7th marines, KIA on 9-15-44. From Stevens Point, WI.

KLINE, William M. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

KLOPPENBURG, Richard L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KNIGHT, Paul. Believe to have been in the First Marine Division and a sergeant. It is believed that he had been in a few invasions before Peleliu, his final one. He was MIA/KIA at Peleliu. If you have any information on Paul, please contact his family by email: PGK7232@aol.com

KNISPEL, Walter L. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KNOPPE, Clyde G. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

KNUTSON, Donald C. - Plt Sgt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KOCIKOWSKI, Norman, PFC. H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KOELLER, Charles A. Chief Pharmacist Mate (medic) with the 1st Marines And served in Cape Gloucester and Okinawa, and followed the First Division into... His nephew would appreciate hearing about any experiences other vets would like to share. Please contact Luke Koeller.

KOEHLER, Jack. An FMF Navy corpsman from Denver, Colorado. Was attached to the First Marine Division during the invasion of Peleliu. Jack died in the 1970's leaving a lovely wife and two pretty teenage daughters. His boot camp was at Farragut, Idaho and he attended the Hospital Corps School. If anyone remembers Jack and the unit to which he was attached, his friend Arnold Steele would appreciate hearing from you by email: ADOCSTEELE@aol.com

KOFF, Roland F - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

KOLLER, Henry, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Very dependable soldier.”

KOLTES, Joseph J. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KOOPERSMITH, Louis - H.A.1 - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

KOPITZKE, Ray J. - Plt Sgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KOPITZKY, William T. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

KOTARSKI, Joseph C., was in an armored amphibian Bn. During Peleliu. He also served on Guadacanal, Gloucester, and Okinawa. He later was Sent to Korea. He was a career Marine and had already retired when Vietnam came along. He volunteered to got here, even though he was already retired and in a civilian job. He was 43 years old at the time. He felt, "They needed me." Gy Sgt. Kotarski died January 8, 1992. He suffered a long and cruel illness, as a victim of Agent Orange. We never heard one word of complaint and he died as he lived. Always Faithful, and always brave. Joe was one of the many valiant souls that answered the call when the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. Family contact: JeanetteK5@aol.com

KOUVELIS, William - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* KOVAR, Leonard, Cpl. Company L, 7th Regiment, 1st Marines. Wounded attempting to knock out MG emplacement on Bloody Nose Ridge with bazooka, knocked out one only to be fired upon by a second nest. Kovar took 3 rounds in chest and shoulder. Cpl. BOCK also took two bullets. Family contact: :Jlkovar@aol.com

+ KRANICK, Joseph, PFC. 5th War Dog Platoon, 1st Marine Division. From Olyphant, PA. KIA on Peleliu, 1944.

KRANICK, George J. Line Sergeant: 1st Marines, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Weapons Company. In his green Marine book entitled "The Old Breed" he has written served: Cape Glouster, Dec 20, 1943 to April 24, 1944, New Guinea, Oct. 19, 1943 to Dec. 30, 1943, Peleliu, Sept. 15, 1944 to Oct 4, 1944, Okinawa (Hill 81). He fought at Iwo Jima, Guadelcanal, Peleliu and Okinawa. Passed away May, 1990. His child's email address: grunkel@aol.com

KRANTZ, Clifford J. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ KRASE, Staff Sgt. KIA. 1st Marine Div, 2BN, 5th Marines, 4th joint assault Sig BN.

KRAUSS, Lester O. Served in the 8th Amphtrac Bn., Company B, and is believed to have served with this same group at Okinawa.  He was later assigned to the 5th Marine Div. during the occupation of Japan. Family contact: mike.krauss@sbcglobal.net

+ KRAUS, Richard E., Private First Class, Eigth Amphibian Tractor Battalion, Third Amphibious Corps, Fleet Marine Force. Received the Medal of Honor posthumously for conspicious gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu on October 3, 1944. Private Kraus flung himself upon a grenade to save the lives of three of his companions. PVC Kraus was born in Chicago, IL, but was from Minneapolis, MN at the time of his death. Family contact: dschmeltzer@startribune.com

KREITZ, Kenneth WS. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KRUEGER, Louis G. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

KRUGER, Leonard L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

KRUPINSKI, Walter F. Jr. PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KRYNAK, Thomas, PFC. 1st Division, 5th Marines. He saw his brother, who had been killed at Guadalcanal, before being shipped off to Peleliu. He now lives in North Olmsted, Ohio, and visits his close friend Morris Lab who was also at Peleliu.

KUBATZKE, John F. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ KUHN, Herman Anthony. First Marine Division. Herman was killed in action on 9/21/44, four days into the campaign. He also fought at Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, Eastern New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago. His family would appreciate any information relating to Herman and his demise. Please e-mail his sister at mburkha2@twcny.rr.co

KULA, Joseph G. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ KULD, Kenneth, PFC. Marine. K-3-1. From Tyler, MN. He was Killed on Sept. 16, 1944 and awarded the Silver Star posthumously. His brother Lee Kuld, of Tucson, AZ, would appreciate hearing from Anyone who knew Kenneth. Telephone 520/579-1792 or email LMTUCSON@webtv.net

* KUYKENDALL, Robert R. K-3-5.

KUZ, Stephen - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

KVORIAK, Joseph. 1st Marine Division. A117 Combat Engineers. Fought on Guadalcanal and Peleliu. Family contact: kvoriak8@gmail.com

KYLLINGSTAD, Gayle E. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LA CHAPPELLE, James A. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LA DELL, Milo J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LA FEVRE, Edward C. Sr. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

LA FLEUR, Leroy M. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LaBAR, James. 1st Marine Division. Fought at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and other islands. He was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star. He served as an artillery spotter radio man, scout and rifleman, and was one of the first on the islands to spot for the big guns.  He scouted behind and within enemy lines, and also survived and fought many of the Japanese frontal attacks at Bloody Ridge, The River and Henderson Field. Some of the guys in the war had nicknames for him such as "Lou" or "Lou LaBar" or "Lucky Lou" because he survived close calls.   Another was  "Tex" - But he was from New Jersey? He later graduated law school and became an Air Force Officer in the JAG. He practiced law in D.C. then became a Fed Judge, then retired.  He was most proud of being a Marine and of his fellow Marines.  Anyone who served with James LaBar may contact his son James M. (Max) LaBar by email (maxlabar@verizon.net).

LABEEUW, Julius V. (Shookie). K-3-5. Now deceased. His nephew may be contacted by email: W1632@aol.com

+ LACE, Clarence E. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 9/19/44.

LaCHANCE, Wilfred B. (aka Bill). Marines. He enlisted at the age of 17. He was a parachute rigger. If you knew Bill, his son would appreciate hearing about his service years. He may be reached at Larry01@mediaone.net

LADZINSKI, Sigmund W. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LAFFERTY, Clarence E. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ LAFFEY, James Raphael, Jr., PFC. USMCR, 1st Marine Division, Co I, 3 Bn, 5th Marines. FMF. Killed in action against the enemy (gunshot to the back).

LAGORIO, Dr. Francis A., Jr., LT (jg). A Navy physician assigned to The 1st marines. He saw action on Peleliu, receiving several Commendations for evacuating wounded while under fire there. Deceased March 1993. If you knew him and would like to share memories, you may contact his son Francis by email: lagorio@escape.ca

* LAHM, John Owen. 1st Mar. Div, I Co. 3rd Bat., 1st Reg. Served on Peleliu and Okinawa. Was wounded on Okinawa.  Still alive as of November 2014 at 89 years old. Family contact:  tlahm76@yahoo.com

LaMARRE, Edmund. 1st Marine Division. His address is 127 Porterbrook, East Hartford, CT.

LaMARSH, James E., 11th marines, 2nd Battalion, Battery F, forward observer/scout, 1st marine division. He also participated at Guadalcanal, and two landings on New Britain island. He told me he was promoted to Sgt in the field as the colonel was wounded, the captain was dead also along with the gunnery Sgt and first Sgt. To email his son Ron:  ronlamarsh@gmail.com

LAMBERTON, James Wilson, Cpl.  K35.  Radioman. His son believes that he may have been attached to Joint Assault Signal Company, JASCO.  He was born in Winona, MN on 1/26/25 and died in Santa Fe, NM on 7/22/86.  His son relates that except for a humorous story or two, he never talked about Peleliu, it was too gruesome.  “When I was growing up, sometimes if a big loud-buzzing black fly got in the house, my father would follow the fly from room to room with a rolled up newspaper until he had chased the fly down and swatted it.  My mother later told me that a loud buzzing fly reminded him of the swarming flies covering the dead on Peleliu, and he could not rest until he had killed or the driven the fly out of the house.” Submitted by his son, Peter W. Lamberton.

LANCASTER, John B. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

LANE, Charles W. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LANGER,  Irvin Anthony, Cpl. 710 Tank Bn., 81st Infantry Division on Peleliu in 1944.  

LANGEVIN, Edward, Corp. 8th Amphibian Tractor Bn. Now deceased. Family contact: rlang@adelphia.net

LANGLOIS, Albert J. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

LANGLEY, Walter E. Jr. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LANTZ, Art. From New Britain, Connecticut. Family contact: suncosys@bellsouth.net

LANZENDORFER, Clair J. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ LANZENDORFER, Earl J. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. KIA 9/15/44.

LAPKOFF, Alexander. Was attached to the 81st Infantry Division as a BAR man. He took part in the invasion of Anguar and then fought on Peleliu.

LAPPIN, William M. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LARA, Alfred R. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LARSEN, Richard F. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LARSON, Robert D. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* LARIVIERE, Edward J. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/6/44.

+ LASCO, Donald, Private First Class. U.S. Marines 1 Marine Division. He participated in action against the enemy at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Eastern New Guinea Operation, Bismarck Archipelago Operation, and Peleliu, where he was killed on Oct.1, 1944. He was awarded the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar with two stars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. The Navy Cross was presented to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Lasco, by Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestall, in honor of Donald Lasco, who single-handedly charged a Jap gun position and was fatally wounded during his heroic action. Donald's family would love to hear from anyone who served with Donald. rv6437@netscape.net

+ LASKOFSKY, Theadore Lavern Laskofsky. 7th Marines. Killed in Action on 9/15/44. He was born in Goodrich, North Dakota 9/24/24 LASSLEY, Albert C. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LATHAM, James A. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LATIMER, Hubert A.-PFC- 81st Wildcat Division, D Company, 322 Infantry Regiment. He would like to hear from anyone from the 322nd. hlatimer@bellsouth.net

LAUC, George R. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* LAUDERDALE, Thomas W. - PhM 3 - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. WIA 9/15/44.

LAURICELLA, Anthony M. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LAVIN, Martin, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”

* LAWLER, Daniel J. PFC. K-3-5-1. Was wounded on the second day crossing the airfield on Peleliu. Transferred to Guadalcanal Hospital. Rejoined the Company on Pavuvu and then on to Okinawa. After the war, was transferred to Peking, China. Discharged on Feb. 14, 1946. DJLawler@Juno.com

LAWLOR, James E. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LAYOW, Jack E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LAYOW, Mack E. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ LAZARO, Michael A., Pvt. 1st Pioneer Bn, 1st Marine Division. Killed in action on Bloody Nose Ridge on October 14, 1944. No body was recovered. His nephew George Thomas know that a PFC Samuel Himsey with Company L, 3rd Bn, 5th marines witnessed his uncle being shot by a sniper. The bullet hit a phosphorous grenade hanging from his uncle's belt and it exploded killing his uncle. George has not been able to locate Mr. Himsey. He would like to learn more about his uncle's service and the activities of the 1st Pioneer Bn. Please contact him if you can help. gthomas@ccontrols.com

LAZINBAT, Arnold C. - H.A. 1 - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LE BLANC, Leonard J. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LEACH, Daniel, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

* LEACHMAN, John A. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/20/44.

LECKIE, Robert. F-2-1. A machiner gunner and scout with the First Marine Division. He now lives in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. His buddies called him "Lucky." Author of Helmet For My Pillow. New York: Random House, 1957.

LECKY, Albert S. PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LeCOMPSKY, Jack. A Marine.

LEDFORD, Kash. – Cpl, USMC, 1st Marine Division, 11th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Fox Battery. Kash enlisted in the Marine Corps on August 28, 1942, and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve on July 28, 1945 for medical reasons. He participated in Guadalcanal; Cape Gloucester-Borgen Bay Area, New Britain; Talasea, New Britain; and Peleliu Island and adjacent islands, Palau Islands Group. Kash was born in Maytown, KY and lived in Louisa, Lawrence County, KY when he enlisted with the Marine Corps. He died on August 20, 1956, in Millersburg, Holmes County, OH, from injuries sustained during an automobile accident. At the time of his death, he and his family were living in Russell, Greenup County, KY. His daughter, Jane Ledford Salyer, has several photographs of her father and other Marines during basic training and afterwards. She can be reached by e-mail at merrywidowjls@cebridge.net

LEE, Albert C. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LEET, Wilfred P. Sea Bees 571, September 15, 1944 - November 1945. His unit built airstrips with coral mines, roads, installations, bridges, etc. He built the cemetery for those killed in action. Marines would visit for a cold drink of water. He was a stevedore unloading ships of various nations, including Russians, English, Aussies, as well as U.S. He lives in Venice, Florida. Contact: WilfredLeet@aol.com

*LEGENDRE, Sam. From Ponchatoula, LA.  Sam was in 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, as a Corpsman. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for action on the airfield on the second day.  He was shot through his ear and leg and continued working on wounded Marines until he passed out from heat exhaustion and thirst. He was not evacuated and remained with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines through Okinawa. He is now deceased.

LEGG, William H. - Sgt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LEHMANN, Gustave H., PFC. 1st Marine Division. Fought at Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Died in 1974. Family contact: eagleone@acadiacom.net

LEIBEE, Charles W., Hdq, 3rn Bn, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Charles also served at Guadalcanal. Following the war he was Deputy Director for the Veterans Administration in Huntington, WV, until his death in 1979.

LEIPHEIMER, Lester E., PFC. H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LEMAN, Sherman, Sgt. Radio Section, 81st Wild Cat Division. Landed on Anguar and a few days later on Peleliu with the 321st Infantry Battalion. Lives in Indiana.

* LEMIEUX, Leonel. K-3-5.

LENART, Carl J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LENIUS, John E. Sgt. 81st Wildcats, 321st. Fought on Peleliu and later joined the staff of Gen. Douglas McArthur. Also served in Korea. Currently living in Salinas, Calif.

* LEONARD, Harold J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15.

LEONARD, Robert, Sgt. From St. Louis, MO. Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-122, Air Group 11.

LEONCINI, Raymond E. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LESLEY, Jerrell, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

LESTER, Robert R. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* LESURE, Robert C. K-3-5.

+ LETELLIER, Lawrence J., Sergeant major. HQ Co., 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. Sgt. Major Letellier was killed while assaulting the beach during the first day of fighting. Family contact: pjldawn@aol.com

LEVINE, Max - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ LEVY, Seymour. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 1, 1944.

LEWANDOWSKI, Henry J. - 1st Sgt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LEWANDOWSKI, Stanley, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Silver Star for heroism. “He was a good man.”

LEWIS, Donald, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

LEWIS, George W. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LEWIS, Samuel A. - Cpl - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LEWIS, William K. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LEWIS, William M. 1st Bn, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Joint Assault Signal Company on Peleliu and Okinawa. Lives in Pittsburgh, PA. William is looking for Sgt. Dwight Moody. Labovitz@concentric.net

* LEYDEN, William J. "Bill", PFC. K-3-5.

LIBERTY, James A. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LICINA, George Jr. Staff Sgt. Tank Commander in D Company, 710th Tank Bn.  D company was the light tank company who fought in the M5 Stuart tanks.  Family contact: LICINAM@ccf.org

+ LIGHT, Charles Patrick, Corp.  USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, October 4, 1944.

LIGHT, Orian R. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

LIGHTHEART, Douglas, PFC – 7th Marines. Photographed with Gerald Churchby on Peleliu. Douglas Lightheart (September 13, 1920 – November 10, 1996) served on Guam and Peleliu. He was lightly wounded on Guam and severely wounded on Peleliu by a grenade on October 14, 1944. He is pictured in a famous Peleliu photo http://www.archives.gov/research/ww2/photos/images/ww2-40.jpg holding a .30 caliber M1919 machine gun with PFC Gerald Churchby. After the war, he married twice, had children, and was a postal worker.  If you can identify the man on the left in the linked photo, whose caption name “Gerald Churchby” may or may not be accurate, please E-mail jasonmcd@mfaproductions.com . He runs worldwar2database.com a site that researches the histories of World War II men in National Archive photos.

LIJOI, Bruno.  1st Lieutenant, HQ Company, 710 Tank Bn. Provisional Mortar Platoon Leader at Angaur and Peleliu. After Peleliu, took command of the 1st Platoon of Light Tank Company D M24 Tanks.  Angaur@gmail.com

LIKINS, Floyd R., PhM3C, H&S Company, 5th Marines, 9/15/44-10/15/44.  Deceased, August 1988.

LINCOLN, Robert J. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LINDELL, Quentin (Lindy) PhM 2, Co. C, 1st Medical Bn, landed sector Orange 3 with the 7th Marines. After D-day he continued action with components of 7th and 5th Marines, September 15 through October 12, 1944. Also served with the 7th Marines at Cape Gloucester. Died January 1, 2014, at his home in Waukee, IA.  Family contact: bjlindell@centurytel.net

*LINDLOFF, Gilbert, 1st LT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “Hell of a nice guy who was always concerned about his troops.”  He dispatched the 710th tank that was lost on October 18th, 1944.

LINDSEY, Lee D., 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.

LINDQUIST, Frank W. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

LINDWALL, Robert E., 1st Mar. Div, I Co., 3rd Bat., 1st Reg. Fought on Peleliu, Okinawa, and China. Currently resides at 1514 S. 49th Ct. Cecero, Illinois 60804.

LINHART, Charles A., Pfc., 5th Marine War Dog platoon. Now lives in Jamestown, Pennsylvania.

LINN, Dennis E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LINNEBUR, Michael C - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LIPKVICH, Paul, Pfc. 33rd Seabee Battalion. Family contact: PBogush@wallingford.k12.ct.us

*LIPP, Harry, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat.

LIPTAK, Robert S. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LITTLE, James E. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

LITTLE, Jerry - Pvt - D Co., 1st Marines, Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Jerry passed away in May 2001 of a heart ailment. His famiy would be interested in hearing from anyone that knew him.  He seldom ever talked about his experience during WW 2 or Korea. h07w33ls@msn.com

LIVINGSTON, Eugene Plynn.  Marine Corp.

LLOYD, Earl G. Jr. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LLOYD, Robert B. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LOBELL, William R., 2nd Lt. 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Bn Quartermaster. He also served at Okinawa and Cape Gloucester. He retired from the USMC in 1973 as a Colonel. He lives in Rogers, AK. sslobell@topeka.cjnetworks.com

* LOCASIO, Frank. K-3-5.

LOCKETT, CHARLES, HMC with the 1st. Marine Division, served on Peleliu second wave and served in Okinawa, dodging enemy fire jumping into fox holes and open field to try and save other brave men's lives. Died Nov. 14 1998. God Bless him and the men who served there, unbelievable bravery! If you knew him or have stories of medics helping at Peleliu, Please contact his son Chuck Lockett, Jr. at lockettmasonry@mac.com

LOCKETT, Layton Earl, PFC. Marine Corps. He was with Charlie Company at Saipan, Tinian, and Peleliu. If you knew him, please contact his son: Brucerun@usa.net

LOEHR, Robert, MM 3/C, 33CB-Attached to the 1st Marine Division Sept. 15, 1944. Landed Sept. 16, 1944 and was on Peleliu for the duration of the war. RNSLOEHR@Yahoo.com

LOGAN, Donald R. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ LOMBARDI, Generro, Cpl. F Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Killed in Action 9/16/44. His brother Victor and Peter Allegretta would welcome any information from anyone who might have been in "F" Company on Peleliu. Both Victor and Peter belong to Marine Corps League Putnam County Det #242. E-Mail.

LOMELI, Alfred, PFC. 3rd Platoon, Company L, 7th Marines.  In September 2008, PFC Lomeliʼs son, daughter-in-law and 3 daughters visited Peleliu in honor of their dad, who doesnʼt travel.  They visited many of the sites where he fought, including Hill 120, where he was one of 5 Marines out of the 48 who went up the ridge to emerge unwounded.  Alfred lives in Martinez , CA.

LONG, Charles O. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LONG, William W. - PhM 1 - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ LOPES, George, PFC - 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 PFC Lopes and his fellow crewmen was dedicated at the tank site.

* LOPEZ, Joseph, Pvt - C Co, 1st Bn, 5th Regiment, 1st Marines. Now deceased. If anybody knew him, please share with me, please e-mail Ron-Vicky@homemail.com

LOPEZ, Ralph M. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LOUVIERE, Sydney. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in New Ilberia, LA.

*LOVE, Kenneth L. G Company, 1st Marine Division. Wounded, shot through the hip. Machine gunner. Still living in Muskegon, MI (telephone: 231/744-1866). Kenneth is looking for two Marines that he fought with: Hinz Christensen Busick from Natches, Miss., and Robert Duffy from Saginaw, MI. Kenneth was wounded and separated after 3-1/2 days of fighting. Email: tri-love@iserv.net

LOVEDAY, George B., Capt. K-3-5. Nicknamed "Shadow". He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism at Okinawa. Died on 11-23-93.

+ LOWE, Elmer. Gy.Sgt. F/2/7, KIA on 20 Sep 44 while serving on Peleliu under the operational command of the 1st Marines. He nephew David would appreciate hearing from anyone with information about him. Please contact mcq@frontiernet.net

LOWE, Ernest C. - Gy Sgt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LUBIN, Constantine "Jim", Cpl. 1st Marine Division. Rear Echelon Tank Crewman, TW Line. Enlisted for 4 years in USMC in 1942. Besides Peleliu, also in the following areas: on New Zealand, New Guinea, New Briton, Australia, Palau Islands, Solomon Islands. He died in 1996.

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

LUCIAK, Joseph Paul. Company K, First Marines. Posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the assault on Peleliu. Contact: cafer102000@yahoo.com

LUCIO, Conte, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

LUCKETT, Loren B. - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

LUDWIG, Thomas L. - Plt Sgt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

LUNDGAARD, Harry B., 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.

LUNDGREN, Russell W. PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

LUOMA, Louis - USN, CBMU 571, Landed on Peleliu September 21, 1944.

* LYLE, Chester A. Jr. - PFC - C Co.Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/30/44.

LYNCH, Claude C. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LYNCH, Walter, H. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

LYNN, Ray Allen, Private, 1st Marine Division, 1st Regiment. An 18 year old truck driver when he landed on Peleliu on 9/15/44. He quckly became a rifleman. He said very little of his experiences but did let slip one day that his survival in that hellhole meant at one point he had to stack up the dead bodies in front of him to keep from getting shot himself. This was the only battle he was in but was sent to Saipan after this battle to train for the invasion of Japan. He died February 2008 at home in Canonsburg, PA. Family contact: ralynnjr@windstream.net

* LYNNE, Bill G., PhM2/c 338-43-35 USN, Corpsman, Hq.Co and 1st plt. George Co. 2nd. Bn. 5th Marines. “I was a US NAVY CORPSMAN with the 2nd battalion, 5th Marines, and we were in the reserve and landed in about the 8th wave, I believe, but ahead of the time that we were supposed to land because Major Gordon Gayle, our Bn Co. saw that casualties were heavy and determined to go in ahead of schedule. There was heavy enemy fire on the beach approach and many of the amtracks were burning in the water from previous waves. Many wounded men were lying on the beach and there was much for us corpsmen to do as we landed. Some of the previous Marines had penetrated some yards off the beach but it was difficult to tell friend from foe and small arms fire and mortar and artillery rounds were raining down everywhere. It was certain the Japs were trying to push the 1st Div. right back into the water, and we were clinging to a small amount of beach and penetrated land. Word came down that our unit was to move inland toward the airport. It was in the early afternoon, the temperature was over 110 degrees and everyone was nearly out of water, especially corpsmen. No water was at hand. As my group moved inland, in spite of harassing small arms fire of every kind, we came under a severe artillery barrage…perhaps as many as 40 rounds, right on top of our position (estimate). Several men were killed including our Sgt. Major Lettellier and his runner who were right beside me and I was among the wounded. I have always believed that the same shell that killed them wounded me. Another corpsman, Joe Marquez, and perhaps others helped me, and two marine stretcher bearers started to evacuate me to the beach. After a few yards we became aware that there was a Japanese tank attack underway and one was bearing down on us. The two Marines calmly set my stretcher down and took their rifles off their shoulders and started firing at the Japs clinging to the tank. Then the tank exploded, and there was nothing much left of it. The stretcher bearers picked me up and continued to the beach and I don’t remember much after that, I suppose the morphine took effect. I woke up on board of a ship and there to my amazement was another friend of mine, Bill Jenkins in the bunk near me, he was walking wounded and he recognized me and we stayed together till the ship docked in Manus Island where I was triaged and flown to Fleet Hospital 108 Guadalcanal Isl. and stayed for 3 months before rejoining the 2nd  Bn. 5th Marines, 1st Div. and making the Okinawa Campaign.  devildocg25@earthlink.net

* MABREY, Nolan. K-3-5.

MacARTHUR, Russell W. - Stf Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MACHOLL, Chatles D. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* MacDONALD, Wallace E. “Mack”, Corporal, USMC. Born 18 Sept 1924, Died 22 April 2004. Served with L Company, mortar section, 3/7 on Cape Gloucester, Peleliu and Okinawa. Wounded 14 Jan 1944 on Cape Gloucester, New Britain.

MACE, Sterling G. PFC. K-3-5. Rifleman. 3rd platoon, 3rd squad, 3rd fireteam. Lives in St. Pete Beach, Florida. 86 years old. Also served on Okinawa.  Wrote the book, "BATTLEGROUND PACIFIC: A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5", St. Martin Press, 2012. Contact: sterlingmace.k35@gmail.com

MACK, Perry Wayne, Jr. (P.W.), PFC or CPL. 12 AAA Bn. In addition to being an expert marksman, he was believed to have been a radar operator. He passed away May 29, 2001 at his home in Swansea, SC. He was buried with Marine stripes and buttons. God bless the US Marines! His five sons would love to hear from anyone who knew him. bomack@fwb.gulf.net

MacLEAN, Grant A., Dentist/Corpsman, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division on Peleliu. “The worst landing of the two years I spent in the 1st Marine Division.” Contact: macleanga@cox.net.

MACYNSKI, Michael, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”

MADDIX, James L. - Pvt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

*MADIGAN, Harry, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “A real good guy and great soldier!”

MADONA, Salvadore 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.

MAGGIO, Salvatore C. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* MAGGIORE, Benny P. G Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines. Now deceased.

MAGLIACANE, Emilio R., PFC. Company A, 1st Bn, 5th Marines. Emilio would like to hear from anyone in his company. maggie1@gis.net

MAGNAN, Wilfred J., Cpl., 1st Marine Div., 1st Tank Battalion, Co's A & D, enlisted in the Marines on 11/15/41,was already in Boot Camp for 3 weeks when Pearl Harbor was attacked, went to MCRD & Radio School in San Diego, and was at New River,NC. In 1943 he underwent Tank Training in Oro Bay, New Guinea and in Ballarat, Australia. He was in the amphibious landing at Cape Gloucester, New Britain on Dec 26,1943, the landing at Tahnamerah,Dutch New Guinea on Apr.22,1944, and the landing at Peleliu on Sep.15,1944. Survived one month of fierce combat there. Was shell loader in tank #9; also carried a backpack radio. He left Peleliu on 10/20/44, and was honorably discharged on 11/28/45. He is now 80 years old (December 2001). Family contact: ricky-do@webtv.net

* MAGUIRE, John Justice, PFC, US Marine Corps, Rifleman C Company, 1st Marines. Served under Capt. Everett P. Pope in C-1-1. Was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He also served at Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester. He died May 11, 1992. jowcapt@comcast.net

MAGUIRE, Robert, Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

+ MAHAN, Lawrence D. PFC. L-3-5. Rifleman. KIA September 18th, 1944, after dying from wounds he received on September 15th, 1944.

* MAHAN, Walden , Cpl. 1st Marine Division, Deceased 1999. Was wounded by mortar fire on Peleliu. Would like to talk to anyone who knew my father. Contact T. Mahan Dareal2c@aol.com"

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

MAIN, John M. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ MAINE, Clarence E. E Company, 2nd Bn, 5th Regiment, 1st Division. If you have any information concerning Clarence, please contact his brother's friend Lee Hardy at galach@nccn.net

MALCZYNSKI, William - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* MALICK, Kenneth E., Sergeant, 1st Marine Division, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion.  Joined the Marines in April 1941.  Fought at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa.  Wounded by mortar fragment on Bloody Nose Ridge.  Ken Malick is living in Parker, Colorado with his son's family. Family Contact:  Rick or Sarah Lynn Edwards at thebruce68@warpdriveonline.com.

+ MALICOAT, Truman Lee, Sgt. He was killed in action on Peleliu on September 21, 1944. He was believed to have been in the 1st Marines, 1st Battalion. Family contact: Waterbaby74@allegiance.tv.

MALINOWSKI, Milton E. - PFC - B Co. - Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MALONEY, Kevin D. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MANGARELLA, Joseph F. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MANKE, William O., PFC - 81st Infantry Division, 321st Regimental Combat Team, 306th Medical Battalion, Collecting Company (A,B or C). Enlisted Army February 1941. Assigned to 81st Infantry Division from 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Rucker. Participated in both Anguar and Peleliu invasions and the occupation of Japan. Returned to St. Paul, MN where he was discharged December 1945. Died 1958. Family contact: dmanke@centurytel.net

MANLEY, Lyle S. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ MANLOVE, Donald W., PFC. KIA 7OCT44 on Peleliu while serving with Battery A of the 3rd 155mm How. Bn. If anyone could give his nephew information on him or his group he would greatly appreciate it. He may be reached at damanlove@netdirect.net

MANN, Ellery, Corp. M-3-5, First Marine Division. From Garden City, Long Island, New York. Manngifel@aol.com

MANNING, EDWARD NICHOLAS Cpl H-2-1 and G-2-1 Peleliu Sept 15 – Sept 21 1944. Deceased Pinehurst NC April 13, 2006. Family contact: NedM@manningcorporation.com

MANSON, Ernest A. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* MAPLE, Harold D., Pvt. 1st Marine Division, 11th Marines, 3rd Bn. Now deceased. He was a corporal at the time of his discharge on October 12, 1945. He was was shot by a sniper in the abdomen on October 15, 1944, and the Bullet exited his back. He was able to carry on a normal life but suffered a great deal. Family contact: dmaple@netnitco.net

MAPLE, Walter F. - Pvt - D Co. D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ MAPLES, Gordon, Lt., CO of F Company. Received Navy Cross for actions on Guadalcanal.

MARANTO, Gene, PFC. 1st Marine Division, 12th Defense Battalion. While on Peleliu, Gene and his buddy rescued the pilot and radioman from a TBF aircraft that had crashed into the bay after takeoff. They put the men in a lifeboat and then drove them to a field hospital. Gene's address is 17-300 Corkill Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240.

MARANTO, Sam, PFC. 1st Marine Division, 12th Defense Battalion. His address is 11819 Halcourt, Norwalk, CA 90650.

* MARCHANT, Pete. K-3-5.

MARCKLINGER, Howard. Marine Corp. Corpr. Anti- Aircraft, 9/14/22 to 7/16/00.

MARINER, Bernard E. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MARINO, Frank A. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MARION, Samuel Joseph, my father-in-law (now deceased), was in the 1st Marine Division, Tank Battalion. I would welcome emails from anyone who knew “Sam” Marion.  Contact: dannyburdan@yahoo.com

MARMET, John, Platoon Sgt. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

MARONICH, Edward V. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MARQUEZ, E. Joe, H, A, I/C (Corpsman), 2nd Bn, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Awarded the Navy Cross for exceptional valor, without regard for his own life. The citation of his personal bravery is exceptional. Joe is still living, and has been an inspiration throughout his life to all of us who have known him since 1943. Submitted by doclyn@eagnet.com

+ MARRONE, Joseph "Murph", Cpl. Killed in action on Peleliu on 9/15/44. Also fought at Guadalcanal and Cape Glochester.

MARTEL, Henry Jr. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MARTIN, Anthony. 321 Infantry Battalion. He died September 1, 1999. His nephew would like to hear from anyone who knew Anthony. His email address is paladin333@earthlink.net

MARTIN, Elden M. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MARTIN, Orpheus Jay, Corporal. 81st Wildcat Division. He was from North Dakota. His son Jim is looking for any photos or other information from the veterans of this battle. jbkcd@mediaone.net

MARTIN, Robert L. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MARTIN, Samuel G. - Cpl - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MARTINDALE, Thomas B., Cpl. C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* MARTINEK, Frank. Weapons Plt. B-1-5. Fought on Guadalcanal up to Peleliu. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star on Peleliu. Frank was a Marines Marine. There wasn't anything Frank wouldn't do for an active or former Marine. Frank died in 1999. God Bless him.

MARTINEZ, Frank, - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MARTINEZ, Pablo S. - Cpl - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MARTINKO, Harry J., CWO. Served as Marine paymaster for Air Units and Island command from November 1944 to June 1945. He relieved Capt. Irwin who was shot by a sniper. harry@directweb.com

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

* MARVIN, John R., Sgt. 1st Marine Division, 5th Regiment. Navy Corpsman. Earned two Purple Hearts. John lived in Port Hueneme, CA and was a Professor of English. He was born September 27, 1923, and died January 23, 2002. Family contact: s.marvin@sympatico.ca

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

* MASCITTI, Anthony P. ("Beak"), PFC, served in the 88th Chemical Mortar Battalion (Army). Went on to serve in the Philippines and Okinawa campaigns. Deceased 1973. His family would enjoy hearing from anyone with info on the 88th Chemical Mortar Battalion. vebee@aol.com

MASK, Hollis L. - Sgt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MASON, Donald Earl, PFC. Company K, 3rd Bn, 1st Reg., 1st Marine Division. He is interested in locating anyone that was in his company. BREASONER@prodigy.net

MASON, Robert F. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MASTNIK, Frank D. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MASTROCOLA,  Frank J., Cpl., of Everett, Massachusetts, USMC, graduated 1943 at MCRD Parris Island, then assigned to 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA, and Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.  He courageously fought in the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa with fellow marines of K-3-5 including Cpl. Eugene Sledge (“Sledgehammer”), Gunnery Sgt. (“Gunny”) Elmo Haney, Capt. Andrew “Ack Ack” Haldane (from home state of Massachusetts), 1st Lt. Edward “Hillbilly” Jones, Sgt. Henry (“Hank”) Boyes and the “Old Breed” Marines in the Pacific Theater.  Frank can be seen in this picture http://content.lib.auburn.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/ebsledge/id/37/rec/3   While landing on Okinawa he saw the troop transport ship USS Hinsdale (APA-120) and exclaimed, “that’s my brother Peter’s ship,” and then a month later a Chaplain pulled him off the front lines and informed him, “your brother was killed in a Kamikaze attack on the USS Hinsdale.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hinsdale_(APA-120)  Cpl. Mastrocola gathered more ammo for his squad and returned to the front lines.  When Cpl. Mastrocola’s mother, an Italian immigrant in Everett, MA received the remains of her son Peter, a friend asked, “how do you know it is your son,” and she replied, “it does not matter, I will take care of this boy and some other Marine Mother will take care of my son.”  After Okinawa, Cpl. Mastrocola patrolled the Yangtze River in China and returned to Everett, MA in 1946, where he became a respected businessman and served many civic organizations, also raising a wonderful family.  Sixty-six years later, on April 12, 2013, Cpl. Mastrocola and his family were honored to be the guests of USMC Brig. General Lori Reynolds at MCRD Parris Island for the graduation of his grandson Pfc. Edward Frank Mastrocola from Kilo Co., 3d Training Battalion, where Cpl. Mastrocola was the Parade Review Official (“PRO”) for the day, honored by USMC as one of the few remaining members of the “Old Breed.”  Cpl. Mastrocola and his family are forever grateful to all veterans who served especially those of K-3-5 (“Dark Horse”) and of the 1st Marine Division.  Semper Fi.  Feel free to send email to boxfordma@comcast.net

MASTROROCCO, Leonard D. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MATHENEY, Thomas M. K-3-5. Currently residing in Monterey, TN.

MATHEWS, F. J. "Taxi". 1st Division, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, E Co. From Lynn, MA. Received two battle stars on Guadalcanal, one battle star from Peleliu, and another on Cape Gloucester.

* MATHEWS, Guy Lee. Charlie Company, 1st Bn. 1st Marines. Wounded on Peleliu on Walt's Ridge where Pope won his Medal of Honor. His Marine career spanned 1937-1957. See http://www.corpimg.com/military/guy.htm for complete military history of Guy.

MATHWIG, George E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MATTINGLY, Lafayette Joseph, Corporal. First Marine Division. Fought at Peleliu September -October, 1944, as well as Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and Cape Gloucester. Born April 27, 1917, Kirk, KY. Enlished USMC, January 12, 1942.  Died August 19, 1990, New Orleans, LA.  Family contact: mmattingly@satx.rr.com

MATZ, Alvah L. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MAUCH, William (Bill) D. Landed on Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944, with the 8th Amtrac Bn., 1st Marine Division. He was also in the Okinawa Invasion of April 1, 1945. He now lives in Sapulpa, OK and is a member of the 1st Marine Division Association as well as the 8th Amtrac Bn. Association. Family contact: mauch5@oknet1.net

MAUCK, Mason E. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MAXCY, Glen A. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MAXWELL, Benson E., Pfc. with 81st Wildcat Division. Landed on Anguar and a few days later on Peleliu with the 306th Combat Engineers. Mailing address is 902 Cozy Point Road, Zwolle, LA 71486. Would like to hear from anyone who served on Peleliu.

MAXWELL, Thomas R. - Stf Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MAY, George W., JR., Capt., Infantry, USAR, Company Commander of E Company, 322d Reg. 81st Inf. Division. George May returned home to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised 5 daughters with his wife. He died on December 22d, 1966.

* MAYER, Charles Ernest, Sgt.  Hdg Co 1st Bn 5th Marines.  My father served on the island of Peleliu. He was wounded there and received the Purple Heart. He made it home to Patterson, N.J. and lived a long happy life until 1993 when he died from complications of Lymes Disease and Diabetes. I would like for anyone who knew him to contact me at cathypaxton@mris.com.

MAYHEW, Joe W. Fox Co., 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division.  Served on Guadalcanal, Peleliu , and was wounded on Okinawa.  Family contact: Dave.Mayhew@tulare.k12.ca.us

MAYNARD, James J. - Sgt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MAYNOSZ, Walter, S/SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

McALARNIS, James P., Sgt. Company C 1/1, Peleliu, Hill 100.

McALLISTER, Patrick L. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

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

McCAIN, Robert M. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* McCALISTER, Paul B., BAR man, 81st Wildcat Division, 322nd Infantry Regiment on Anguar. He was wounded by a grenade thrown into his foxhole and received the Purple Heart. If anyone knew or fought alongside of him, he would love to hear from you. He can be reached by email thru his granddaughter: Kim McCalister Stuckey. PKMNStuck@aol.com He now resides in Forest Hill, Louisiana. He is originally from Shopville, Kentucky. Or you may write to Kim McCalister Stuckey, 3485 Magnolia Avenue, Zachary, Louisiana 70791.

* McCALL, John G. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/19/44.

McCALL, Kenneth O. - 1st Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

McCAMEY, Ralph D. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

McCAMPBELL, Jonnie W., PFC. 81st Wildcat Division, 321st Infantry, Company H. Operated "Heavy Mortar". After the war, he returned to his hometown of Spring City, TN. He never talked about the war, and passed away August 7, 1980 in a VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. I would like to hear from any of his buddies, or anyone that has information on the 81st Division via email. My name is Gabe McCampbell and Jonnie was my Grandfather. gmccampbel@aol.com

* McCARDIE, Harold N. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - He is now living in Colorado. Family contact: chuck@kcnet.com

* McCARLEY, Thomas Jackson, PFC. K Company, 3 Bn, 7th Marines. Wounded 19 September 1944. Jack received a Purple Heart and a Gold Star. Jack was a resident of Florence, AL. He passed away in April 1997. He was very proud to be a Marine and loved his country. Anyone who knew Jack, please contact his family at hmccarley@worldnet.att.net

McCARTHY, Donald L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

* McCARTY, John P., Cpl. Squad leader, 2nd platoon, L Company, 7th Marines. Wounded on Peleliu. Also served at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester with L Company. Presently living in Norfolk, Nebraska.

McCARTY, Richard D. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

McCARTY, William I. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

McCLAREN, William R. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ McCLARY, Chas R. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 10, 1944.

McCLENDON, Bob L.  E Company, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.  Born in Brownwood, TX 6-2-25. Resides in Fort Worth, TX. Joined the Marine Corp. on Feb. 11th, 1943. Enrolled in the Navy V12 program and sent to Lafayette, LA to attend SW Louisiana Institute.  On November 2nd, 1943 was sent to Marine Corp boot camp in San Diego, CA.  Completed boot camp December 25, 1943.  Was then sent to Camp Elliott to complete training in light machine guns, mortars, M1 rifle, bayonet, hand grenades etc.  Sailed on Feb. 28, 1944 from San Diego to Noumea, New Caledonia aboard the USS President Polk.  Landed on March 16, 1944. On May 4, 1944, Bob sailed on board USS Mormachawk from Noumea to Pavuvu, landing on May 10, 1944. On May 17th, 1944 he joined the 1st Marine Div. E-Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment.  Spent May 17th to Sept. 7th training for combat on Peleliu. On Sept. 7, 1944 he set sail on the USS Leedstown to Peleliu Island, Palau Group Carolina Islands.  From Sept 15th to October 25th he participated in the landing assault and occupation of Peleliu.  They were told it would take 2 to 3 days to take the island but that was a mistake that resulted in 15,000 killed or wounded.  Bob survived and went from PFC to Sgt while back on Pavuvu. He then trained for the next campaign which was Okinawa, April 1, 1945 where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He would love to have the opportunity to speak with a Marine about those experiences.  Bob lives in Fort Worth, TX and may be contacted by email:  bob.mcclendon@sbcglobal.net

 McCLENDON, Lowery H. - Sgt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

McCLUN, Lawrence V. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* McCONNELL, George Lewis. 1st Lieutenant. 5th Marines. Earned both the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for action on Peleliu. Deceased March 15, 1972. Family contact: nacy.mcconnell@pgnmail.com

+ McCOOL, Clarence W., PFC. Army 81st Infantry Division. He was killed in action by a sniper bullet. His wife and daughter would like to hear from anyone who knows anything about him. Dmiller813@aol.com

* McCORMICK, Remus, Sgt. Squad leader L Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Wounded on Peleliu. Also served on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester. Hometown McMinnville, TN.

MCDONALD, Gene Lamar, PFC. He was in Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. He was killed in action on 26 Sep 1944 on Pelilu. He would have been 19 years old had he lived to November, 1944. He was 18 years old when he joined the Marines in Mobile, Alabama, with his best friend from childhood, John Drury New. They were killed one day apart and are buried next to each other in the National Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama. Uncle Gene was awarded the Purple Heart. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew my Uncle and any information about how he was killed. I can be reached at: pbstanford1@bellsouth.net

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

McCRORY, JAMES O., PFC. 7TH MARINES. LIVES IN ROBINSON, IL.

McCULLEY, Alexander, Z. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

McCULLOUGH, Lawrence D. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

McCUNN, Robert O. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

McCUTCHEON, Teurman O. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

McENERY, James F., Sgt.  K/3/5.  Served on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. Born in Brooklyn, NY (1919) and passed away in Ocalla, FL (2012).  Author of “Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman’s Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu” (Simon and Schuster.

McEWAN, Harry G. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

McFADDEN, Buel T. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* McFARLAND, John. 1st Marine Division. Was wounded two times in the leg in the initial assault. He was from Mauch Chunk, PA.

* McFERRON, JAMES R., Pfc. Easy Co. 2nd Bn., 1st Marines, 1st Marine Div. Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu. Wounded Sept. 15th, 1944.  mcferronsr2@wideopenwest.com

McGEARY, Bernard J., Corporal. 81st Division (710th? Light tank Bn). From Worcester, MA. Now deceased.

+ McGINNIS, Neal David, Corp. USMC. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 15, 1944.

* McGLOTHLIN, James A. - Pvt - Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

McGOWAN, William H. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.  Now deceased.

+ McGUIRE, Edward E., NCB 73, "KIA" 28 Oct. 1944 on Peleliu.

McGUIRE, Robert J., Cpl, 7th Marines, 3rd Bn, L Co. Enlisted 1942. Served at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Killed in action on Okinawa May 4, 1945. Family contact: wtmcguire@hotmail.com We would love to hear from anyone who served in his unit!

McGUIRL, John Patrick, PFC. HA's Company 1st Engineer brigade. First Marine Division. If you were in that unit, please contact jjv64@aol.com

McILHENY, Walter J. 5th Marines. Received Navy Cross for actions on Guadalcanal.

McINNIS, "J" "C" - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

McKEE< Charles T. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

McKIBBEN, William C. “Bill”, Platoon Sgt.  1/1/A.  Platoon Sgt William C. “Bill” McKibben of Bruce, Mississippi was with the 1/1/A. He passed away from Lung Cancer in 1991. Granddaddy never talked about the war at all but would not sit at a table with a bowl of rice. He’d simply get up an walk away. I do know that Cpl Andrew Crosley 1/1/A of Harrisburg, PA was with him most of the war and kept an extensive diary. He was also at the battle of Peleliu. Mr. Crosley and granddaddy attended some of the early reunions as well. Many years ago I found my granddaddy’s purple heart shoved in an old foot locker along with boxes of “v-mail” he wrote to my grandmother. Unfortunately, after he died and grandmother moved to a smaller home all of these letters were lost I wish now that I had taken them then. I did get the opportunity to visit Mr. Crosley at his home in Harrisburg and found he and his wife in good heath and full of fond memories. Mr. Crosley seemed to want to talk only of the “good “ times and related several humorous tales of the pranks they all pulled on one another during brief respites. I would love the opportunity to speak with anyone who knew my grandfather and can be reached at this email alzina@bayspringtel.net or camilleivans@yahoo.com.

McKILLOP, Jim, PFC.  1st Marine Division, 4th JASCO.

McLAUGHLIN, Roy A. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

McLEOD, James E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

McLUCAS, Roy M. Jr. - H.A.-1 - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

McMILLAN, Donald E. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ McMILLAN, Lawrence. Killed on the first day of the invasion of Peleliu. His nephew and other family members were never aware of the details. If anyone can provide information concerning Lawrence, please contact Robert McMillan at Dottie803@aol.com

McNULTY, Major. 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.

McNUTT, Calvin, radio operator in the artillery. Was in H&S-2-11.

McPEEK, John F. - 2nd Lt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

McPHEETERS, Durwood W. - Plt Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* McREYNOLDS, Robert W., PFC. Fox Company, 2nd Batt., 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was wounded the day after he and many heros helped take the airfield on the island. He received 80% disability from major machine gun injuries to his arms and legs. They had to shorten one leg by an inch after the incident. Bob became a rather successful amateur golfer in Oregon in the 50's and 60's and was the official Gold Historian for the Oregon Golf Association until his death on October 22, 1999. He is buried at Willamette National Cemetery in Oregon. If anybody knew Bob, please contact his only surviving child Jane O'Brien at JaneOBr4U@aol.com

+ McSAVANEY, John Sherman, PFC. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 16, 1944.

McSWEENEY, John, PFC. 12th AA Bn. He also served at Wooklark Island, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, and New Britain. Family contact: Bgilliland@email.msn.com

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

McQUADE, JOHN, PFC, 1st Signal Company, First Marine Division, Landed on Peleliu on D-Day morning, September 15, 1944, and fought Japanese until relieved by the Army 81st Division about a month later. (Deceased about 1979, Seattle Washington).

McWILLIAMS, Donald Garrett, Cpl. 5th Reg., 1st Marine Division, H&S Company. He joined the Marines on March 17, 1943, 17 years old, and went overseas in Oct. 23, 1943. His first battle experience was at Cape Gloucester, December, 1943, then Peleliu on Sept 15th, 1944, then Okinawa April 1st, 1945, then China after the war. He was honorably discharged Jan. 1946 and returned to his home town of Ozona, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University in My 1949 with a BS degree in Geology, Petroleum Engineering and returned for his masters degree in 1967. He worked for Tenneco Oil Company from 1968 until his retirement as Exploration Manager in 1986. He has written two novels, one a historical fiction book of his experiences as a Marine during World War II, NEVER TOO OLD TO CRY, and a sequel COURAGE OF A SMALL-TOWN SON. Contact: macnmag@gvtc.com

MEADOWS, Darrel L. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ MEARS, William J., Sgt. 1st Marine Division, engineering reconnaissance unit. Bill left his job as a mining engineer to enlist the day after Pearl Harbor, and survived campaigns including Guadalcanal, New Britain, Cape Gloucester, and Bougainville, before being killed in action on Peleliu 9/15/44. Family contact: hamlens1@home.com

MEDENWALD, George. Marines. He also fought in other campaigns. He died in 1990. If you can provide other details about George's service, please contact Teri Medenwald at HUGABUG4EVER@aol.com

MEEHAN, Daniel W. - PFC- B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MEEKS, Gene R. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* MEEHL, William, Pvt. 3rd Armored Amphilbian Bn., 1st Marine Division. Wounded on Peleliu Island invasion in 1944.

+ MEZZACAPA, Frank T., Pvt.  L Co, 3/7, 1st Marine Division.  From New York City. During the Peleliu battle Frank was in a foxhole and took a direct hit from the shelling they were getting.  His death was instant.

* MEHRER, Jr., Charles F. MM2C. Charles was a Seabee attached to the 1st Marine Division. He received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during that action.

MELBY, Ralph M. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. EBMelby@webtv.net

MELLO, Paul F. -- PFC, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Paul Mello was in the first wave onto the beaches of Cape Gloucester. He was also in the first wave onto the beaches of Peleliu. He was seriously wounded while fighting in Okinawa, for which he earned a Purple Heart, but recovered in time to be sent to northern China. As of July 2008, Paul Mello is in good health, mentally and physically. He may be contacted through his son, Chris, at: c-emello@gci.net

MELSA, Otto O. Served as a PFC in the 1st Div. On Peleliu. Upon discharge he joined the Tennessee National Guard. He retired from the Army National Guard as a Colonel (06). He currently resides in Memphis, TN.

MENDOZA, Edward S. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* MENGES, Louis F. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ MERCER, Joe R. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 28, 1944.

MERENESS, Russell L - Sgt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ MERRILL, Don, Lt. 1st Marines. Killed at Peleliu. If you have any information about Don, please contact BANDWFX@aol.com

MERRIMAN, Robert E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MERWIN, Roy S. Sr. - Cpl - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* MESSENGER, Ralph S. 1st Marine Division, 5th Regiment, 2nd Bn, 3rd Platoon, E Company. He was wounded in the hand on Peleliu. On Okinawa he was wounded in the stomach and was operated on in one of the caves on the island. Deceased in 1994, he was originally from Simsbury, CT, but later lived in Florida. If you remember him or were in the 3rd platoon (E-2-1), please contact his family ronnmess@exit3.com

METZ, Edward F. Regimental Headquarters, 7th Marines. Living in Harrison, OH.

MEYER, Carl L. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MEYER, Earl C., PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.” He passed away in January 2009.  Please contact his son if you knew him or have any information about his service: gmeyer12@comcast.net

* MEYER, Frank J. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/8/44.

MEYER, Hartley Henry. Marine veteran of Peleliu and Okinawa. Deceased 6/26/91. Family contact: Shaner@qconline.com

MEYER, Quentin "MONK", 1st Lieutenant. 1st Marine Division, 4th JASCO. Landed on Peleliu on D-day in assault as Naval Gunfire Spotter. Evacuated D+8 when island was secured. Awarded Silver Star. He was killed on Okinawa May 11, 1945, saving a fellow soldier. If anyone has any information on Monk, please e/mail me at beyerholly@hotmail.com

MEYER, Thomas Drake, Corporal. He arrived on Peleliu with the 1st Marine Division as a volunteer stretcher bearer. He never forgot that battle. He died at home 12/06/2003. He was a Marine till the end. If anyone has any stories please email me at beyerholly@hotmail.com

+ MEYERS, Gordon, Lt., E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, Leader of 3rd Plt.

MIALE, Ralph S. - PhM 3 - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* MICHAUD, Robert A. - Stf Sgt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MICHIE, Claude D. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MICKELSON, Eugene E. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ MIDDLEBROOK, William S. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 25, 1944.

+ MIHALCO, (Johnnie) John Elmer Jr. 1st Marines, 81st Mortar Plt., 2nd/7th. Killed in action at the Battle of Bloody Nose Ridge, September 28, 1944. Johnnie was from Buffalo, NY.

MIHALIC, Mike Jr. - 2nd Lt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MIKLAS, Vincent F. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ MILATA, Joseph F., PFC. 1st Bn, 7th Marines. Arrived on Peleliu Sept. 18, 1944. He was killed in action on February 15, 1945. If you knew him or have any information about him please contact his nephew Paul at milatpj@home.com

MILES, Albert, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

MILES, Walter L. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MILLER, Alan C. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MILLER, Arthur, Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

MILLER Carl J. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MILLER Charles C. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MILLER, Charles M. 1st Division, 5th Battalion, USMC. One of his children is requesting any information anyone may have on Charles Miller. Please contact GMi3445091@aol.com

MILLER, Francis J. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* MILLER, Fred E., Sgt. K-3-5. Currently resides in Kansas City, KS.

MILLER, Harold, S/SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Good man.”

MILLER, James Wilson, PFC. Machine Gunner of Company "E", 2nd Bn, 5th Marines, First Marine Division. Earned the Silver Star during the assault on Peleliu, and also received the Purple Heart. He died in 1999 at the age of 74. A memorial page has been created in his honor.

MILLER, Jim. Served in A Co., 3rd Plt., Third Armored Amphib Bn. Is now secretary of 3rd Armored/6th Tractor Bn Assoc. jimusmc@riolink.com

MILLER, JOSEPH A., Army, RCT 321st Battalion. Tech Sgt. Miller, while exposed to enemy fire, covered the withdrawal of his company from an overrun ridge position, then carried down a wounded soldier. He later assaulted the same ridge single-handedly and held it for twenty hours, killing twenty Japanese soldiers. He was awarded a spot commission of Second Lieutenant.

MILLER, Lloyd L. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* Miller, Mack J. Pfc. Co. B, 1st Bn, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

MILLER, Morris L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ MILLER, Neal Lamar, PFC. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 24, 1944.

MILLER, Robert E. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MILLER, Walter R., Cpl. First Marine Division, First Service Bn. (Ammunition Section). He now lives in St. Petersburg, Fl and can be contacted by email waltermiller@worldnet.att.net

MILLER, William J. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MILLER, Willie - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MILLOVICH, Peter - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MILLS, James E. Jr. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MILLS, H. Carl - 73rd Seabees, Guadalcanal, Munda, New Georgia, Peleliu. Landed September 15, 1944 1st Marine Division Shore Party.

MILNER, Albert L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ MILNER, William G. - 2nd Lt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. KIA 9/15/44.

MINNI, Joseph, 1st SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. , Received Bronze Star for heroism. “Real good man!”

MINSKY, Robert Irving, 372234, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

MINTEER, John H. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MIRANDA, Jesus M. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MITCHELL, Dean Gale. Born in York, NE. He passed away recently. If you have any service information about Dean, please contact his son Sean, who was named after a buddy of his father's who died at Peleliu. sean.mitchell@computer.org

MITCHELL, Edgar L. Phm2/C Hq Co 2nd Batt. 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. I landed on White Beach with 2nd wave. I also served with E-Co. 2nd Batt until we were relieved.  In the book “The Old Breed” I am the 5th man in the right column of the remnant of E Co headed to Purple Beach. My e-mail address is edmarmit@gmail.com. I am now eighty nine years of age and in relatively good health. I live in Florence, Alabama.

+ MITCHELL, George Baxter, PFC.  USMC, 1st Division, 3rd Battalion.  Killed in action at Peleliu in September 1944.  He is listed in the USMC book published at the time and given to us at the funeral.  He is buried in Cricket, NC,  beside his brother, Sgt James Presley Mitchell, USArmy, beside the Methodist Church where they worshiped.

MITCHELL, Harold E. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MITCHELL, Jack F. He served in the 1st Division for 4 years. He was also at Guadacanal and Gloucester. Sadly, this great patriot died in 1977 of lung cancer. His best friend was also at Peleliu. Family contact: Charles.Barbee@Verizon.net

MITCHELL, Marvin E. - 1st Lt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

MITCHELL, Maynard - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MITCHELL, Norman L. (Bud) Sr., Major VMF 541(N). Col. Norman L. (Bud) Mitchell USMCR Ret. when he was a Major and serving as XO of VMF 541(N). He is now in the VA Hospital in St. Cloud, MN as a result of a broken neck sustained from an accident in HI in 1987. He may be contacted through his son, Normal L. Mitchell, Jr. at US2B@hotmail.com

MITCHELL, Richard C. - PFC - B co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MOCZYDLOSKI, Bernard F. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

MOERDER, Edwin Robert, Private, Marines.   He enlisted in Philadelphia 12/20/43. At the time of enlistment he lived in New Ringgold, PA.  This info I got off his certificate of Discharge from the US Marine Corp.  It is noted that he was an Engineer Equipment Operator. This certificate also states that he was in Okinawa and the Occupation of China in October 1945.  He was discharged from the First Separation Company, MCB on 11/18/1946 in San Diego. My father was very tall almost 6' 7" his nickname was Mox.  He is deceased as of Feb 18, 1974. He died of cancer. Family contact:  lguffey@ford.com

* MOHWINKLE, Melvin H - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MOI, Harold O. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ MOISE, Cicero Adolphus. Born March 17, 1919, Cicero was from Wananish, NC. He died September 16, 1944. If anyone has information on Mr. Moise, please contact GBabson@prodigy.net PERSONAL MESSAGE TO those seeking information on Cicero Moise: J.P. Johnston, whose father knew Cicero very well and is familiar with the circumstances of his death, has tried to contact you but the email did not go through. Please contact J.P. at johnstonre@bwtelcom.net

MOLL, Oscar S., Sr.  Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

MONROSE, Francois C. Jr., Cpl. C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MONTAGNA, Trento (Nino), Cpl. - Company B, 1st Engr Bn , 1st Mar Div.  Family contact: lmontagna@fairpoint.net

* MONTGOMERY, Benton Ross Jr., 305002, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT. Was platoon sergeant during Peleliu. Had a long military career, last served as Lt. Colonel in charge of Counter Intelligence. Now deceased. He and his wife Shirley had three children.

MONTGOMERY, Robert A., Cpl., HQ Co., 1st Btn, 5th Reg., 1st Marines, eventually promoted to Sergeant and later served at Okinawa, where he was KIA on 21 June 1945. Awarded Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' as a bazooka gunner at Peleliu 26 September 1944 for destroying a Japanese 77mm gun under fire at 50 yards range. Awarded Silver Star Medal posthumously for actions as a platoon leader at Okinawa 6 May 1945 carrying four wounded to safety. Referred to as "The Bazooka Sergeant of Philadelphia by Philadelphia, PA journalists who wrote about his early exploits and his fall in action. Citations and complete story available on request. Submitted by his son, Robert Montgomery Thomas.

* MONTGOMERY, Wayne - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/16/44.

MONTREY, Reavis (Bones). 3rd Battalion, G Battery, 11th Marines.

MONTZ, Warren C. "Smokey", PFC. 81st Infantry Wildcat Division, explosives. From Laplace, LA. He joined in 1943 and served until the end. “Smokey” passed away on July 4, 2005, at the age of 80.  His son Steven may be reached at flyrite@hotmail.com

* MOON, Floyd Marcus, PFC. Rifleman, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, FMF. He was wounded on Cap Gloucester and wounded on Peleliu. He passed away on June 18, 1996. Family contact: dfmoon58@yahoo.com

+ MOORE, Alden, Pvt. K Company, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Killed on October 4, 1944, on Peleliu. PERSONAL NOTE TO THE FAMILY OF ALDEN MOORE: Nick Mott has some photos of Alden and would like to contact you. Please see listing for MOTT, Garner W.

* MOORE, Bassett W. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/19/44.

* MOORE,Calton "Bubba", PVT. 81st Wildcat 322 Inf. Co.I. Landed Sept 15 wounded Oct 2. He passed away in 1983. I have good pictures of battle and training in Hawaii and my Mom (also passed) did one heck of a scrapbook. I want to add to it for my kids and grandkids. I would like to hear from anyone who could share stories and pictures. I find lots of vets from other Cos, but very few from Co I. Dad spent time on New Caladonia. If anyone knew him PLEASE write and I will share what I have. Both are gone now and dad never talked about it. My address is Russell Moore P.O. Box 83 Hastings,Okla. or rlmoore_6@hotmail.com

MOORE, Charles. Fought with the 1st Marine Division at Peleliu.

MOORE, Cyrus J. 2nd Bn, E Battery, 11th Marines. Also served at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and Talasea NB. Cyrus may be reached by email at: cmoore@gate.net

MOORE, Edward - Pvt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

* MOORE, Everett T. K-3-5.

MOORE, Francis T. - PhM 2 - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MOORE, Guy - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MOORE, Henry F. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MOORE, Keith Donald, Staff Sgt.  10 Jun 1942 to 17 Nov 1945.  According to his DD-214 he was in the 321st Inf., Anti-Tank Co.  I was told this was part of the 81st Wildcats.  Under "Battles & Campaigns" it lists PALAU Islands.  Also according to his DD-214 he arrived there 15 Sep 1944 and departed 5 Sep 1945.  My father never spoke of his military service, a common thread I see in many listings here.  ANY information you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.  Email: Buckeye.Forever@yahoo.com   

MOORE, Nolan H. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MOORE, Robert C. PFC, Co. G, 321st Infantry, U.S. Army. He landed with Co G in one of the first waves on the Island of Anguar on the first day of the fighting. His address is 1314 Jamie Lane, Homewood, IL 60430. He can also be reached by email.

MORABITO, Joseph B.  Corporal. Co. 154th Combat Engineers, U.S. ARMY.  Peleliu 1944.  His two older brothers, Frank Anthony and Anthony Frank were both killed invading Germany. Family contact: gman151@frontiernet.net

MORELAND, Robert K. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MORGAN, Calvin R. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MORK, John L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MORELLI, Anthony J., Cpl. 1st Marine Division. Cpl. Morelli was from Southington, CT. He died in 1980. He gave Dave Morelli, his nephew, a flag full of shrapnel holes that he picked up off the beach the morning after he landed.

+ MORGAN, Clarence R. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 5, 1944.

+ MORRIS, Fred T. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/16/44.

MORRIS, Melvin H. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MORRIS, Robert L. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibain Tractor Bn. Resides in Lewisville, Arkansas. skahanek@vidnet.net

* MORRISON, Donald Edward. 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine, 11th Regiment.  Home town:  Church Hill, TN. Received the Purple Heart for wounds received at Peleliu.  His daughter would love an email from anyone that served with her dad jprice7770@aol.com

MORRISON, Uarda, K. PFC Served with the US Army Battery A  48th Coast Artillery Battalion on Peleliu.  Deceased May 3, 1987. Miami, Florida.  His Son, Michael would love to hear from anyone that served with him and/or their Families at mmstrans1@bellsouth.net.

* MORROW, L. B., PFC. Served with the 5th Marines on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, and Peleliu. He was wounded in action on Guadalcanal and Peleliu. Was recommended for the Silver Star after Peleliu. Transferred to the 7th Marines following Peleliu. He was sent home due to wounds received at Peleliu. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1947. Information submitted by his grandson, Woodrow Freeze.

MOSELY, Paul, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”

MOSIER, Robert Earl. Served as a Surgical Technician (Tech 5). He served in the 306th Co B Med. Bn. and also the 81st Inf. Div. (Wildcats). He saw action at Anguar Island and Peleliu. He was also at Kayangel Village. He enlisted July 13, 1943 and served his country until January 24, 1946. He was on the U.S.S. Republic and the U.S.S. St. Louis. He was at Admiralty Islands, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Solomon Islands, Loyalty Islands and many other locations throughout the Western Pacific. He was wounded in action when the jeep he was riding in ran over a land mine while enroute to assist wounded comrades. He received many Ribbons and Medals. He is now retired and lives in Ohio. wellsco@midohio.net

* MOSKALCZAK, Joseph J. K-3-5.

* MOSS, Henry, 1st Marines, 2nd Bn. Served as Bn 4 and Supply Officer. Arrived in last wave of amphibians. Now lives in Devine, Texas.

+ MOTT, Garner W., PFC. 1st Marine Division, 5th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Company K. He was wounded at Peleliu on September 16th and his best friend was killed there. Garner was killed on Okinawa on May 7th, 1945. If you have any information about his father please contact Nick at nmott@mics.net Nick is also looking for any family or friend of Pvt. Alden Moore who was killed on October 4th, 1944, on Peleliu. Nick has some pictures of him with his father.

* MOTTER, Delphin L. - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/5/44 -Now deceased.

MOTTER, Wallace J. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MOTYKA, Louis Z. - Cpl. - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MOYER, F. Alfred, Cpl. Landed with the 8th Amphib Bn. He turned 18 years-old during the battle on October 14th. Contact: WABAB3@aol.com

MOZEAK, Thomas M., CPL. 1-3-K. He was a truck driver Delivering equipment and ammunition to the front. Contact: mre@seanet.com

MUDDIMAN, William D. Cpl. on Peleliu. With Battery A, 8th 155mm Gun Bn. On Okinawa he was with the 2nd Provincial Field Artillery Group. He is now deceased.

MUEHLEBACH, George V., PFC. C Co.Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MUELLER, Charles C. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MUELLER, Norman E. - PFC. C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MULHOLLAND, Charles L., PFC. B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

MULKEY, Allen E. - PFC A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MULL, Eugene L. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

MULLER, Joseph F. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

MULLINS, John V. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* MURPHY, Richard E. K-3-5.

MURPHY, William R. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ MURPHY, William Francis, Capt., was killed in action on Peleliu, Bloody Nose Ridge, September 28, 1944. He was acting Regimental Planning Officer for the 321st Infantry when he volunteered to lead Rifle Co K. Maneuvering through the ridge line Co K lost contact with the units to either side. Captain Murphy and a Rifleman (named Reynolds) attempted to locate the adjacent friendly forces and were killed. Captain Murphy was awarded the Silver Star and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. If you knew William Murphy or served with Co K on Peleliu, please contact his nephew Stephen Keohane by email: eastonlax@hotmail.com

MURRAY, Edward J., Crpl. in the USMC. 1st MarDiv, 5th Reg, 2nd Bt, George Company. Or as the vets say, G-2-5.  Combat on Peleliu and Okinawa.  Family contact: dbmurray6@comcast.net.

MURRAY, Harlan J., Cpl., K-3-1. Now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MURRAY, Raymond W. Sr., PFC. 81MM Mortar Operator of the 2nd Bn, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was from Elma, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. He went on to battle at Okinawa was wounded in action 6/6/45 and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Ray passed away on Easter Sunday 4/23/2000 and was laid to rest in Holland Cemetery, Holland, New York on 4/27/2000. He was given a full military honors funeral by the United States Marines and the and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ray was a proud member of The 1st Marine Division Association and met annually with the 2nd BN 7th Marines Association. His son John J. Murray would enjoy communicating with those who knew his father or Peleliu. John may be reached at Box 29, Eden, NY 14057, or by email: PELELIUWWIIUSMC@aol.com

MUSSER, James F. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

MYERS, Nelson J. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

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