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


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* QUACKENBUSH, Clarence Lansing, Staff Sargent, Army 81st infantry, 323 Wildcat Div., two purple hearts, expert combat infantry badge. Family contact: gsqintl@bellsouth.cl

QUANN, William J. Jr. - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

QUARTY, Howard B., 1st Marine division , 1st Regiment , 3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company , 81 Millimeter Mortar Platoon. I was there during the invasion for 18 days. We were shot up so bad, we had no division left. They came and took us out of there, and brought us back to the Pavuvu to recuperate. After 2 days, we were in training to go to Okinawa. That was April 1st, 1945. We were there when the war ended, then sent home. For the last 50 some odd years, I still CANNOT sleep through the night without horrible nightmares. It forever changed my life. I can be reached by Email at Julmer@tampabay.rr.com

QUASS, Roy P. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ QUEEN, James Junior, PFC. 81st Wildcat Div, US Army. PFC Queen was killed when he stepped on a land mine on 26 OCT 1944 in the Peleliu Central Combat Zone on the Palau Islands. He was from Mercerville, OH, and his grave is at Gill Cemetery, Salt Rock, WV. If you knew PFC James Queen, please contact Nola Edith (Queen) Jenkins.

+ QUEENER, Eugene Clinton, Private, 3rd Bn, 5th Marines. Born Berkley, CA, October 4, 1925. KIA Sept. 20th, 1944 on Peleliu. Buried in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. He was the son of Clinton Adkins Queener and Frances Ellen Brewer Queener. I only know of my great uncle from research as no one would talk about it. Anything anyone knows about him would be appreciated.  Add info to his memorial here.  Contact: Dan Daniels: djdaniels@gmail.com

* QUICK, Billy Lee. Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit during Peleliu. He was wounded along with three other men in a foxhole. Billy Lee died on July 17, 1981. He spoke little about this time in his life but it clearly had a profound effect on him and touched his family throughout his life. His family would like to hear from anyone who knew him or served with him. HQuick@COZEN.com

QUIN, James L. Navy Corpsman, with the 1st Marine Division at the battle of Peleliu. d.quin@juno.com

+ QUINN, Kenneth F. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/27/44.

*QUIRAM, Harold W. Captain in 321st Infantry Division, Company H. Wounded at Anguar leading a charge into a Japanese stronghold. Received Purple Heart and Silver Star. Became occupation officer in Japan. Promoted to Major after WWII. Became commercial artist after war. Lived in Dallas, TX. Died in 1978 of cancer.

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

RADABAUGH, Philip W. - Cpl - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Born: 17 Sept 1920. Died: 06 June 2007. Buried: Richfield township cemetery, McClure, Ohio.

+ RADOMSKI, Cpl. Headquarters and Service Company, 17th Marines, 1st Division. Killed on the morning of the second day.

* RAGAN, Bobby D. K-3-5.

RALSTON, Robert L. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ RAMBO, GEORGE T. PFC, First Signal Company, First Marine Division, landed on Peleliu D-Day, September 15, 1944. He suffered a very survivorable wound about September 20th. He was taken to the beach on a stretcher and was waiting for a boat to take him out to a hospital ship, when a Jap mortar shell struck him, killing him instantly. He was from Woodbury, NJ.

RAMEY, Charles W. - 2nd Lt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

RAMPLEY, John A. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* RAMSEY, Ralph R. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/5/44 - Now deceased.

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

RANDANT, Lafayette Jr., PFC. B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* RANDANT, Cpl. Thomas F.  A Marine who served in a Radio Intelligence Platoon. He received a head wound during a mortar attack on D+5 and was evacuated to Hawaii. Family contact:  wdrandant@charter.net

* RANDOL, Frank - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44. Now deceased.

+ RANDOLPH, Amos L. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 10/12/44.

RANKIN, Robert W. Jr. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

RASKIN, Lloyd E. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

RASMUSSEM, Roy F. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ RASP, Thomas H.  Marine. AA Group, 4th AAA RtyBN/FMF 3rd AC. Killed in action on September 28, 1944.  Body never recovered. Read someplace he received Purple Heart award.  Would love any information regarding our relative Thomas Rasp.  Any information regarding Thomas would be appreciated for David Tucker, 96-year-old cousin to Thomas, who served on a ship during WW II. Family contact:  dobsonlr@yahoo.com

RAUB, George Wesley, Cpl. 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion,  Headquarters Company, 81 Millimeter Mortar Platoon, squad leader.   Passed away on October 27, 2011. George was very proud of his service in the Marine Corp. beginning in 1943 at the Recruit Depot in San Diego (he was an Iowa farm boy), training as a Marine paratrooper at the Camp at El Cajon, California and then entering combat beginning with Cape Gloucester New Britain, through Peleliu, and Okinawa, ending in China.  When the division was sent to China, he always thought it was strange and odd that following the disarming of the Japanese there, they were re-armed to protect themselves from the Chinese. Family contact: theraubs@comcast.net

* RAUR, Herman J. K-3-5.

RAY, Junior W. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

RAYMOND, Arthur H. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

READE, Frank Z. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

REAMER, John H. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

REARIC, Donald Blair, Corp. 1st Marine Division, Amphibious Tractor. Born July 10, 1925, Iselin, PA. Entered service in Pittsburgh, PA on 9/28/43. Veteran of Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns. Discharded 2/20/46. Died at his home in Hanover, MD on Memorial Day, 5/31/82. Please contact his son Donald if you can share any information on his father. Drearic@aol.com

REAGAN, Donald A.  1st Marine Division, I Co., 3rd Bat., 1st Reg.  Served in the USMC at Guadacanal, Ryukyus Islands, Okinawa and China.  Born 12/22/26.  As of 6/14, Don is living in Fremont, MI with his wife Jayne, enjoying rural life surrounded by kids, grand-kids, and great-grand-kids. Family contact:  b.jane.reagan@gmail.com

REBER, Harry - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

REECE, Chester A., Sgt. Headquarters and Service Company, 17th marines. I am interested in contact with WW II Marines in my Company. Our Regiment was the engineers of the First Division. I was crew chief over the constuction section. Cadreece@aol.com

* REDIFER, John C.. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. WIA on 28 Sept 44.

* REED, Donald Kline – Pvt. – A Co. 1st Pioneer Bn. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on November 13, 1942. With a background in engineering and construction, he was assigned to the 1st Marine Division FMF and Co. A, 1st Pioneer Bn. He served until his honorable discharge on December 20, 1945. He received serious burns during a Japanese aerial bombardment.

*REED, Jack, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat.  “A good tanker.”

REED, Lonnie W - W.O. - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

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

REEDER, Robert V. - Cpl - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

REESE, Frederick E. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

REEVES, Andrew E., Jr., Sgt. Served on Peleliu and Okinawa with the 1st Bn, 1st Marines. Now deceased.

REEVES, David M. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

REGATUSO, Joseph A., PFC. C-17 during Peleliu.

REIBLICH, Ralph D. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

REIBOLD, Wayne H., Sgt. 81st Division, Quartermaster Company. Later served in Philippines (Leyte) and Occupation Army of Japan. Originally from Niobrara, NE and lived after the war in and around Denver, CO. Died in 1982 at age of 63.

REINA, Joseph, PFC. 776 Amphibian Tank Bn, US Army, now deceased Mar 1, 2012. fought  on Peleliu & Anguar.

REISINGER, Ford D. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

REISS, Dean E. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

REMICK, Carl (Red) Martin. T5, 81st Infantry Division Company A, 321st Infantry Regiment, Regimental Headquarters Company. Currently resides in Wheeling, WV. Imred4@cs.com

* REMUS, Dee R., Cpl. Eighth 155 mm Gun Bn, Third Amphib. Corps. Also landed at Okinawa. Contact by lloydr@gateway.net

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

RENNER, Mathias J. Navy. Was on an Attack Transport and fought on Peleliu. He climbed a flag pole there and took the Japanese flag, which His family still has to this day, along with a Japanese sword. The flag Has dirt and blood on it as well as a bullet hole.

RENZELMAN, Louis A. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

REYNOLDS, Fred., Corporal. USMC. He was from Benton County in Arkansas. He passed away on February 10, 1990. Family contact: reyhog@ipa.net

+ REYNOLDS, Walter C. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 16, 1944.

RHEAUME, Alexander B., Ch PhM, H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ RHYNE, James Lee. Marine Corporal (TW) (EP). James was killed in action on October 3, 1944. He received a purple heart, Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar with star, American Defense Service medal, Asiatic- Pacific Campaign medal, and World War II Victory Medal. He is the son of James and Zoe Rhyne. Family contact: Goober1679@aol.com

RIAL, Donald C., Navy Communications, 1st Marine Division.Donald may be contacted through one of his grandchildren at Satire88@aol.com This grandchild says, "Grandpa doesn't speak much about what happened so long ago but I know from the History Channel the price you men paid and the indelible mark you all share. Thank you, Veterans!"

RICCI, Elmo J. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* RICE, Browne B., Jr. USMC, Weapons Company, 7th Marines. He suffered a serious gunshot wound, and while being evacuated on a litter was shot a second time. Browne also fought with the 7th Marines at Guadalcanal and New Britain. He lives in Houston, Texas.

* RICE, Earl.  1st Marines, Company A, 7th, on Peleliu.  Wounded on October 16, 1944.

+ RICE, Lyman D. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 3, 1944.

RICHARD, Harold H., Pfc., 546448. Field radio operator, 12th Defense Bn, attached to the First Marine Division for the Peleliu campaign. Had enlisted in the Marines at age 17. Still living, in Sacramento, CA. Contact: hrichard6@attbi.com

RICHARD, Leo S. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ RICHARD, Prosper J., S-Sgt. A member of the 81st Army Division and killed on Peleliu at the age of 24 on September 25, 1944 while attempting to rescue a wounded soldier.

RICHARDS, William B. - PhM 3 - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ RICHARDSON, Paul Y. Jr., PFC. Recco. Co., Div.Hq. Bn. USMCR , KIA 20 Sept,1944, on Peleliu. Paul was in D Co. (Scout) 1st Tank Batallion prior to August 1944. He was my Godfather. I never met him, but wish I had. If you knew him, contact me at elect@midrivers.com

RICHEY, Henry L. 1st Marine Division, Co A, Tank Battalion. He went through the campaign without a scratch. He landed on Peleliu on September 15, 1944, five days after his 19th birthday. He was a Private at that time, later promoted to Cpl. On Okinawa he was a tank driver. The name of his tank was "Judy" - the only tank on Okinawa never to be knocked out overnight. The tank crew received a citation for evacuating wounded under fire. His son Henry writes, "I'm very proud of the part my father served in WW 2, as I am of ALL the men and women who gave the word "Freedom" a whole new meaning." Henry.Richey@worldnet.att.net

RICHMOND, Charles B. 2nd wave with "A" company 1st Battallion, 7th Marines, 1st Mar Div. Now deceased.  Family contact: jcrichmond@sbcglobal.net

RICHMAN, Leonard R. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

RICHMOND, Harold T.A. Capt.05936. Commanding officer of G-2-5 on Peleliu. "Tom" was twenty-six-years-old at Peleliu and was awarded the Silver Star for heroism. He also received the Silver Star for heroism at Cape Gloucester. He died in a domestic plane crash in 1960. Tom was a Dartmouth graduate from Yonkers, New York. His son, Peter Richmond, wrote a book entitled My Father's War, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

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

RICKETTS, Lyle K. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

RICO, Al. 1st Marine Division. Landed on 3rd wave, December 1944, Service and Supply. Also served at Okinawa with Company G, 2nd Bn, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Al is looking for his lost buddies (living or not). RicoPaz@aol.com

* RICO, Ignacio O. - PVT - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/16/44.

+ RIDDLE, Sgt. Headquarters and Service Company, 17th Marines, 1st Division. Killed during the night of D Day.

RIEMER, Daniel H. - 1st Lt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

RIERRA, John - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ RIEWERTS, Martin A., Pvt. 1st Division. Killed Sept 27, 1944. 1st Division. He was from California.

RIFFLE, James H. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* RIGGS, James. 1st Marine Division, 7th Reg, 1st Bn, A Co, 2nd Platoon. Fought at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu & Okinawa. Wounded at Peleliu. He was Bill Burns' best friend . Bill was Jim's best man when he got married.

+ RIGNEY, Thomas. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 28, 1944. His nephew would like to find someone that might have known him. Audrig@aol.com

RIGONI, Albert J. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.  My father, Albert J. Rigoni, served on Peleliu. After the war, he became a Michigan State Police Trooper, married and had two daughters. He passed away on September 30, 2006 and is buried at the US Military Cemetery at Ross Twp, Michigan. Family contact: MICHBASSET@aol.com.

RILEY, Franklin M., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

RILEY, Morris "Mike", 1st Sergeant. 1st Marines 7th Regiment. He served Hg and Spl Wpns Cos. He was set to go to Iwo Jima with his outfit but they found him too ill with the malaria he got 4 years before at Guadalcanal and sent him back to the US for 6 months of R&R. He was at the Naval Powder Factory in Indianhead, MD with orders to ship out for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. He served the required 6 before out. Today (2002) he is 80 years old and lives near Portland, Oregon. With the help of our Senator here in Michigan he received his service medals only last year. rdvictor@webtv.net

RILEY, Ray H. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ RIMEL, Raymond Thomas, PFC. Raymond died on Peleliu on 9/15/1944. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery at  SECTION 34, SITE 4886.  If you have further information or pictures of PFC Rimel, please contact Alex Ebbert by email: alexbert000@hotmail.com.

RITCHIE, Donald A. 2nd Btn.  7th Marines. PhM2.  Also served on Okinawa where he received the Bronze star for bravery.  Now deceased.

RITTER, George F. - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

RIVKIN, Walter - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

RIZZOTTI, Lawrenc P. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ ROAN, Charles H., PFC. 2nd Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. PFC Roan was a 21-year-old from Claude, Texas, who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. PFC Roan covered a grenade with his body, thereby saving the lives of his comrades on Peleliu, September 18, 1944.

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

ROBBINS, Arnold - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

ROBBINS, Val Jean ("Robbie"). Fought at Peleliu and Okinawa. Robbie passed away on November 18, 1997. He was born in Kansas and was a San Diego resident for 73 years. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, a son, 2 daughters, 3 step-children, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. He attended San Diego State University until WW II when he enlisted in the US Marine Corp and served his country for 4 years. He then returned to SDSU and earned his Master's degree in speech therapy which he taught in the San Diego City Schools for 32 years until his retirement.

ROBBINS, William S. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased. William's children would like to hear from anyone who knew their father during the war, or after. You can contact his daughter Michele at michele.r.fevaleaki@bankofamerica.com.

* ROBERTS, Alan, LT, Officer in Argus Unit 20 who saw action and was wounded on the airfield at Peleliu. He was seconded to the USN from New Zealand as a radar development officer and was in Argus Unit 7 and Argus Unit 20. He now lives in Christchurch New Zealand, Post  62 Kilmarnock Street, Christchurch New Zealand, phone 64 3 348 3512 ( New Zealand 3 348 3512).  You may email his son who will give the messages to him and send his replies back: robertsoilco@hotmail.com

ROBERTS, George William, Sgt, Headquarters Company, Division Headquarters Headquarters Battalian, 1st Marine Division. Served on New Guinea, sland (Goodenough Island), Cape Glouster, Pavuvu, Peleliu, returned to Pavuvu, then on to Okinawa. Now lives in Minnesota. Can contact at e-mail address jrobe3624@aol.com

ROBERTS, James R., Tech 5. Co. B, 819th Tank Destroyer Bn. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with Bronze Star. He served on Peleliu, Tarawa, Saipan, and Okinawa. He was from Madisonville, TN. He is now deceased.

ROBERTSON, Gene - 2nd Lt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

ROBERTSON, James Edward, Platoon Sgt. 1st Marine Division. Served in the Marines Corps from September 25, 1940 until October 1, 1970 when he retired as Master Sergeant. Sgt. Robertson received the Silver Star Medal while serving in a Marine artillery battalion on Peleliu. On 3 October 1944, the battalion in which he was serving, acting as infantry, was holding a sector of the lines containing an enemy pocket of resistance. When a hospital corpsman, in attempting to reach a machine gun position to give aid to a wounded man, was hit and badly wounded by an enemy rifleman, Robertson, with complete disregard for his own safety, left his covered position, ran to the aid of the hospital corspman, and assisted him to cover within the machine gun position. His heroic action assisted in saving the life of a wounded comrade and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. James Edward Robertson is 82 years young and lives in Ormond Beach, FL. If you would like to get in touch with him, you can contact him through his grandson at Lindberg-family@att.net He would really treasure hearing from his comrades.

ROBIE, Joseph B. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

ROBILLARD, Coleman, 350315, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

* ROBINSON, Augusta L. - Plt Sgt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/6/44.

ROBINSON, Lavon S. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* RODEFER, Stanley David. 323rd Regiment, 81st Infantry, C Company, Wildcat Division. Injured when a mine blew up in front of him. He still haas shrapnel in various parts of his body. Stanley lives in San Diego, CA.  Family contact: LThreeIsMe@yahoo.com.

RODEMEYER, James Quentin - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. He now lives in Arizona. If you served with him, please contact his son Quentin at qrodemeyer@aol.com.

RODGERS, Fred O., PFC. "A" Company Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

RODGERS, James A. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ RODICAN, John P. "Jack, Cpl. 1st Marine Division. Killed in action September 24, 1944 at Peleliu. At the time he had served 31 months in the Pacific. His family would like to hear from anyone who knew him. We also have a photo of Jack and other Marines on leave in Australia. Would like to post if there is an appropriate site. E-mail mdicbi@prexar.com Or write or call: James Denegre, 21 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-0511.

* RODRIGUEZ, Raul. K-3-5.

ROECKER, William O. - Sgt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ ROGERS, Armiger Chauncy. Born 1/4/25 in Logan, UT, and killed at Peleliu on 9/16/44. At the time he left to go to war he was living in Chubbuck, ID, which is part of Pocatello, ID. He was a "runner" and carried messages. His nephew, David Burton, was told that he was killed while carrying a message from one unit to another. David would like to know more about his uncle if anyone has information. His address is 2232 East Tompkins, SLC, UT 84121. Or contact him by email at NET2000397@AOL.COM

ROGERS, Daniel F. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

ROGERS, Frank J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

ROGERS, Frank B. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

ROGERS, Frank J. - -Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* ROGERS, Fred W., PFC. Third Armored Amphibian Battalion. He was a radio operator repairman assigned to forward observer teams for the 155MM Howitzers and 155MM Long Tom. He was wounded in action on Bloody Nose Ridge the night of October 3, 1944. He was hit with Japanese hand grenade shrapnel and still has some in his body. You may send correspondence to Fred W. Rogers, 207 Opal Blvd., Steubenville, Ohio 43952.

ROGERS, George A. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* ROGERS, George T. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/443.

ROGERS, James K. - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

ROGERS, James Michael, Captain. Staff, 1st Bn !st Marines. Following war became a Roman Catholic Priest. Now living on Cape Cod, Mass.

* ROGGE, Edward S., Jr., PFC. K-3-5. Sent to a military hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana to recuperate from the wound he received on Peleliu. After being discharged he resumed his pre-war position at the Standard Oil refinery in Baton Rouge, La. Edward married and he and his wife raised three children. He retired in 1985. Now deceased. His brother, Roy, is compiling a family history and would appreciate any information regarding Edward. rogge1217@aol.com

ROHM, James Howard, Cpl. First Marine Division. From Canonsburg, PA. Born 3/15/22 and died 6/17/80 due to injuries from a car accident. If anyone remembers him, please email me at bellebums@rushmore.com

ROLAND, Richard A. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

ROLEN, Woodroe L., PFC 323 RCT, 81 Wildcat Division-now deceased. ROMERO, William J. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. + ROOKER, Dwight, PFC. Radio Operator with the forward observer teams in the 3rd Armored Amphibian Bn. He directed fire from the 155 MM Howitzers and 155 MM Long TOms, for the infantry. He was killed near the Airfield on the morning of D-Day + 1, September 16, 1944.

ROSE, Harry B. 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Air Wing. E-Mail.

+ ROSE, John Richard, Corp. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 16, 1944.

ROSENBERG, Sherwin L. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. ROSS, Bill D. Author of PELELIU: TRAGIC TRIUMPH. New York: Random House, Inc., 1991.

ROSS, Edward J. Cpl. First Marine Division. From Albany, NY. He enlisted in the Marine Corps when he was only 17, immediately after Pearl Harbor. He received the Silver Star while serving with the First Marine division during action against enemy Japanese forces on Cape Gloucester, New Britain island, on December 26 and 28, 1943. One of six men to follow a tank in an assault against an entrenched enemy pill box, Pvt. 1C Ross courageously braving a hail of immense hostile fire, crawled to the entrance of the emplacement on three separate occasions and threw in hand grenades, thereby completely neutralizing the Japanese position and clearing the way for further assaults. He risked his life again by effectively covering a patrol with an automatic rifle and through expert marksmanship killed several of the enemy. Edward Ross was 75 years old in 1999 and still lives in Albany, NY. A copy of a newspaper article on Edward Ross may be viewed by request by contacting his friend Michael O'Neill at moneillone@msn.com

ROSSMAN, Elmer Milo, Cpl. #451990. First Marine Division. Fought on Peleliu 9/15/44-9/18/44, Cape Gloucester 12/26/43- 3/1/44, and Okinawa 6/14/45-7/2/45. Elmer passed away August 1991. Please contact his son Paul Rossman if you have information about Elmer that you may share with him. Paul hopes to learn what unit he was in and to hear form someone who might have known him. You may contact him by email: PELELIUSON@Yahoo.com

ROSZEL, James P., PFC. 1st Marines, 1st Battalion (1-1-1). He was in Pacific Theater Operations 11 July '44 thru 3 Feb '45 and was a BAR gunner. He was wounded in the elbow by shrapnel and evacuated. He was honorably discharged 9 Aug '45. He died of can in 1976. His son James Jr. is seeking further service information. If you knew James, please contact his son at JPRoszel@aol.com<P<> ROTH, Joseph Jr. PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

ROTH, William C. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/25/44. Now deceased.

* ROTTINGHAUS, J. . K-3-5.

ROUH, Carlton. Lt. A mortarman with 1-7. A 25-year-old from Lindenwold New Jersey. Nicknamed "Cobber". He was also awarded the Silver Star for heroism at Guadalcanal and the the Medal of Honor at Peleliu. Despite smothering a grenade with his body he survived the war. Now deceased.

* ROWOLD, Edwin C., SSgt., Rifle squad leader, Company C, 322nd Infantry, U. S. Army. Landed on Angaur Island September 17, 1944. Killed in action October 5, 1944. If you have any information concerning him, please contact his niece Virjean Svoboda at P. O. Box 313, Overgaard, AZ 85933 or boda61@frontier.com

ROWLEY, Joseph William. 1st Marine Division. Fought at Peleliu and Okinawa and was sent to Northern China to guard Madame Chiang after the Japanese surrender. He lives at 1093 Little Lane, Warminster, PA 18974.

ROWE, Richard William. 1st Marine Division. He is a minor character In the book "Coral Comes High." His son may be reached at urowep00@umail.ucsb.edu

ROWE, Richard William. 1st Marine Division. He is a minor character in the book CORAL COMES HIGH. He was a part of "K" Company under George Hunt. He was known to entertain the troops. He received the Purple Heart in 1944. He is now deceased. His son may be reached at paul@paulrowe.com

ROXBURGH, Richard E. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

ROYAL, Edward L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* ROYER, Charles Henry Jr., 351319, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

ROZICKI, Joseph F. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ RUE, Henry N., PFC. US Army. 81st Wildcast Division, Co I, 322nd Infantry. Killed on the Palau Island of Angara on 2 October 1944. He was from Barneveld, WI.

RUEBUSH, Leland P. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ RUFFNER, Frank H., NCB 17 (Sp), "KIA" 16 Sep. 1944.

* RUHE, Edwin M., Pvt. 1st Marine Division on both Peleliu and Okinawa, wounded during both campaigns. He is now deceased. He was from Bethlehem, PA. He went to boot camp at Parris Island. His son Bob would appreciate hearing from anyone who could tell him more about his Dad. RUHER@aol.com

RULLE, Roland E. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

RUSH, Charles C. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

RUSSELL, Clarence J. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* RUSSELL, Clark B., Cpl. Ret 1964 Master Sargeant. He served and was wounded on Peleliu and received the Purple Heart. He lives in Fredericksburg, VA. Family contact: Steven.Russell@south.liggettgroup.com

RUSSELL, Herbert S. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* RUSSO, Romulo N., Lt. In charge of weapons platoon, F-2-1. Received Silver Star and Purple Heart there. Now deceased.

RUTHERFORD, Royal H. - Plt Sgt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

RUTLEDGE, Paul R., Pvt. B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. While on the LST on the way to Peleliu the tank crews drew straws to see who would stay on the LST to be used as replacements later. The tank he was assigned to hit a mine going in and there were no survivors. This has bothered my father all the years. He was used as a machine gunner after stripping the tanks of their usable guns on Bloody Nose Ridge. He was wounded on Okinawa and was treated by a corspman but he never received a Purple Heart for his wound. If anyone who served with him can verify this I would like to try to get it presented to him. Please email me at deno@chartertn.net

RUTTLE, Leo F. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ RYZNER, Henry J. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 29, 1944.

SABOURIN, DON, PFC, First Signal Company, First Marine Division, landed on Peleliu on D-Day, September 15, 1944, and fought Japanese until relieved by the Army 81st Division, about a month later.

* SACHEN, Robert "Bob", Sgt. 1st Marine Division. Served in one of Chesty Puller's units. He was seriously wounded in the leg by an exploding shell on one of the Peleliu Hills. Also served on Guadalcanal and Cape Goucester, where he earned the Silver Star. He currently lives in Rockledge, FL and is 82 years old. Family contact: nephew Tom Ream at Tream@CO.SLC.UT.US

SACHS, Harold H. - Pvt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

SADLIER, Thomas - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ SADOSKI, Melvin B. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. KIA 9/15/44.

SAINTSING, Fred M. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SALGE, Wilbur O., PFC. Served in L Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Wireman for OP mortar section, Weapons platoon on Peleliu. Killed in action on Okinawa.

+ SALMON, William (Billy) J., Cpl. USMC, scout/sniper, Company F, 2nd Bn, 1st Regiment, 1st Marines. According to the death certificate, Billy was killed in action at Peleliu on September 23, 1944 (D+8). He had enlisted two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, at the age of 18. He grew up in Belleville, NJ, and was the much -loved oldest of several children. Before Peleliu, he served in the Guadacanal and Cape Gloucester, New Britain campaigns. He was buried in Plot C, Row 12, Grave 57, Manila American Cemetery.  His niece Jeanne would greatly appreciate any correspondence or information from anyone who served with Billy. She can be contacted c/o bfreeman@rc.com

+ SALOMONSON, Stanley V. - Cpl. - G2/5 Saw combat on Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. He carried a Flame Thrower and was KIA on Peleliu 28-Sep-1944. Family contact: mailto:connie.usa@verizon.net

SALVATORE, Freni, Sgt. - Lives in So. Walpole, MA.

SALZMAN, Elmer "Salty", Captain. He died soon after the war. He was from Kiel, WI. Family contact: bcockel@cruzio.com

SAMFORD, Robert H., Medic. 41st Division Wildcats, U.S. Army. Robert is a Bronze Star Recipient. He currently lives in Laporte, Indiana.

SAMPSON, Carl D. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SANABRIA, Edward - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SANBORN, George N. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/16/44.

SANCHEZ, Fred L. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

SANDERS, Jessie L. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SANDLIN, Julius Ezekiel, Sgt., Marine. He was known as "Zeke" or "Sandy". His final discharge was dated 31Oct47. His last assignment was as a recruiter in Tupelo, Mississippi. His final rank was Staff Sgt.  He almost never talked about his combat experience except to other veterans.  He was born 01Jan18 and died in May 1975 at age 57.  Family contact:  mitchbsandlin@aol.com

* SANDS, Elwin W. K-3-5.

SANTOS, Vincent. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

+ SARAFIAN, Haig, PFC. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 19, 1944.

+ SARGES, Gerald, Pvt. Marine. Killed October 4 on Peleliu at the age of 18. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Sarges. He was a football player at Senn High School.

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

SAUNDERS, W. R., Gy. Sgt. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

SAVIC, Pandel - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SAVONA, Vito, Sgt. fought in Okinawa now residing in Kansas City, MO.

SAWICKI, Casimer J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* SAXTON, Ray. K-3-5. Served in New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, and was in the first wave in Peleliu, where he was wounded. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict. He retired from United Airlines. He now lives in Brighton, CO. He may be reached by email at saxton@webtv.net

SCANLON, John E. - 2nd Lt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Retired Colonel is alive, well, and retains 100% of his mental and physical self as of 9/11/11.  Feel free to contact him at lscanlon@charter.net

SCARBER, Henry - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SCARPELLI, Peter. K-3-5.

SCHACKMANN, Robert (Bob) F. 81st Wildcat Infantry Division. He died on February 3, 1980.

SCHAEFER, Alvin A., Tech Sgt., Machine Gun Platoon Sgt. Company M, 321st Army Infantry Regiment. Contact: aquarnberg@home.com

* SCHAEFER, Louis L. K-3-5.

SCHAEFER, Westley C. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SCHAFFNIT, Ernest Thomas, 351345, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

SCHAFFER, Leonard E. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SCHALKA, Karl A. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SCHALL, Albert W. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ SCHATZ, James Leo, Jr. Private First Class, L Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division; MIA Presumed Dead on Peleliu, 21 September 1944; Purple Heart. "Lee" was from Elkridge, Maryland. He went to Boot Camp at Parris Island in January 1942. He also served in his unit on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester.

SCHELL, Joseph Eugene, Pfc, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  Landed Peleliu on 15 Sept 1944, later landed on Okinawa on 1 April 1945, and was KIA, 24 April 1945, at the age of 20.  From Terre Haute, Indiana.  Family contact: larryandlynn@att.net

SCHLEIP, Lt., Platoon Leader of F-2-1. BN 2 on Okinawa. Died shortly after WW II.

* SCHMID, Raymond ("Ray" or "Smitty") William. Weapons Co., 5th Marines. Wounded on Peleliu on Sept. 26, 1944. He enlisted in Seattle on 10/22/43, received basic training in Seattle, and took anti-tank training at Camp Elliott, CA. He was an anti-tank gun crewman. He shipped out on the SS Azalea City 3/28/44 to Noumea in 48th Replacement Bn. He joined the 52nd Replacement Bn on 5/29/44 and went to Russell Islands. He joined the Weapons Co. 5th Marines on 6/1/44 as an anti-tank Gun Specialist. He sailed from Pavuvu on LST 225 on 8/25 for Peleliu. After being shipped home on 11/11 on the Relief and recovering from leg amputation, he married Madeline in 1946, attended Seattle University, had four children, worked for Yale & Towne as a mechanical engineer, and died in PA on 2/1/64, before seeing his 11 grandchildren. His family would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him: mschmid@bcm.tmc.edu

SCHMIDT, John E. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* SCHMITT, Robert. E CO Exec on Peleliu, 2nd Bn., 1st Marines. Also E CO Commander on Okinawa. Now lives in Pinehurst, NC.

* SCHMITTOU, Joseph, M. 1SGT, Co K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Cited in "Coral Comes High" by George P. Hunt. He spent 28 years in The Corps and retired as a MSGT. Family contact: emesisbasin@nc.rr.com.

SCHMUHL, Charles W. - Cpl - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SCHNEIDER, Clifton E. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

SCHNEIDER, Robert E., Cpl. (DIGG ER) A-1-11. From Forest Grove, OR. Robert would like to hear from any man who served with him or any questions from their family. ssromel@webtv.net

+ SCHOFIELD, Normand F. PFC, killed September 19 while acting as a stretcher-bearer. He served in a War Dog Platoon. He and a partner handled a messenger dog. As I understand it, the coral surface of Pelelieu tore up the dogs feet and made them useless. Some of the dog handlers then volunteered as stretcher bearers. The story that came down to me was that my father, the wounded man on the stretcher, and the man carrying the other end were all killed by a mortar. Family contact:  tom.schofield@verizon.net

SCHONS, Albert P. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

SCHOPECK, George, 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.

SCHOTT, Louis John, Col Te., USMC 1st Marine Division, 5th regiment, 1st Battalion, New Britain. Peleliu, and Okinawa.

+ SCHRAMM, Martin - PFC - Marine Rifleman, Served with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He received a gunshot wound to the abdomen on Sept. 18, 1944 and was evacuated to the USS Samaritan (Hospital Ship). Later that same day, he gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country and was buried at sea. His name appears on the "Missing in Action or Buried at Sea" Tablets at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. Hometown - Tampa, FL. He left behind a young wife and infant son. Anyone that knew Martin or Participated in the Battle for Pelelui, are encourage to contact his son: Marine Veteran, Marty Schramm at: mschramm002@tampabay.rr.com

SCHROEDER, Harold V. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

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

* SCHROEN, Edward N. Jr. 1st Marine Division. He was wounded by a mortar round and evacuated. He died from a heart attack in the 1980's.  Family Contact: jfred30815@yahoo.com

SCHUBEL, William L., SSgt, VMF 541, He is the first of 3 generations of Marines. He is survived by 12 sons and daughters, a niece and nephew are Marines. Dad only spoke about his service on Peleliu to other members of the family who served in wartime. Information to pass on to subsequent Marines can be shared with don@setrok.com

SCHULTZ, Donald H., 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.

SCHUTZ, William A. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

* Schwantz, Donald O. PFC. K-3-5 1st Marine Division. Fought on New Britain and Peleliu, Wounded on Negesebus.

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

+ SCOTT, Radio Cpl. - KIA. 1st Marine Div, 2BN, 5th Marines, 4th joint assault Sig BN.

SCOTT, Carl F. - Cpl., 1st Marine Div., B Company, 1st Batallion, 7th Marines, Received Purple Heart, Lives in Elwood, IN. Contact: scottyb-1-7@comcast.net  

SCOTT, Clarence T. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SCOTT, George L. - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/16/44.

SCOTT, James W. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SCOTT, Leo, Jr. U.S. Army. Now lives in Ohio.

SCOTT, Samuel J. Jr. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SCREWS, CARROLL S.,PVT., First Signal Company, First Marine Division, landed on Peleliu on D-Day, September 15, 1944, and fought Japanese until evacuated with the terribly mauled First Marine regiment about October 1st. (Deceased about 1985, hometown Yazoo City, MS).

SEEP, Christopher G., PFC, 81st Wildcat Division, mechanized recon, currently resides near Troy, MO. Family contact: seep@juno.com

SEHMEL, Donald A., Cpl. Fought at Peleliu with "M"-4-11. Currently lives in Gig Harbor, WA. He can be reached at dsehmel@narrows.com

SEIDENBERG, Edward S. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SEIDENSTEIN, Charles E. - Lt. - 1st Marine Div, 4th Joint Assault Signal Co. He remained a proud Marine until his death in 1998 at age 81. After the war, he practiced law in New Rochelle, NY. He was married to Shirley Kaplan Seidenstein, who died in 2004. Their two sons, Richard and Robert, are deeply grateful for his service to his country. Capt. Richard A. Seidenstein USAF, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during the Vietnam War. Family contact, Robert, rseid@msn.com.

SEIZ, Woodrow W. - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SELLERS, William L. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SELLS, James J. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SHAFFER, George R. - Cpl. 1st Marine Division, A Co., 1st Engineers Bn. Currently resides in Pipestone, MN. Email: ashaffer@usd.edu

+ SHAFFNER, Walter F., 1ST LT. Killed in action on 10-1-1944. Family contact: bshaffner@verizon.net

SHAFT, Don -PFC - 1st Bn. 1st Marine, 1st Tank Battalion.

* SHAGINAW, Joseph A. Rifleman in 81st Infantry Division in WWII. Received Purple Heart and Bronze Star from wounds received on Pelelieu in South Pacific. Born September 2, 1911 Died August 22, 1997. Beloved father of Joseph A. (wife Angelia), Grandfather of Jeffery, David, Guy, Jocelyn, Valerie, Robert and Brent Shaginaw.

SHANK, Donald Floyd. Medic with 154th ENG. C BN.  Now deceased. Family contact:  hud@bendbroadband.com

+ SHANLEY, James "Jamo", Capt. Company commander of L company, 3rd battalion, 7th Marines. Killed in action at the battle for for Hill 120 on October 4, 1944. Awarded the Navy Cross posthumously. His hometown was Plandome, L.I. New York.

* SHANAHAN, Tom. 1st Marine Division, 7th Reg, 1st Bn, A Co, 2nd Platoon. Fought at Guadalcanal,Cape Gloucester & Peleliu. Wounded at Peleliu & received the Navy Cross.

* SHANNON, Jim. K-3-5.

SHANNON, William B.  Seaman 1st Class, Navy. USS Warren APA 53. Made the Peleliu landing. He was in the boat crews on White Beach. When his son would prod him for more information, he would say, "That was a rough one."

* SHARP, James F. K-3-5.

+ SHARP, Reece E. 7th Marines, L Co, 1st Marine Division. He was killed on October 4, 1944 while trying to take Hill 120. His body was tagged as unknown until 1949 and was finally brought home to Oklahoma. Family contact:  ssharp17@cox.net.

+ SHAWN, Charles "Tex". Served in L Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Squad leader Mortar section Weapons Platoon. Killed at battle for hill 120 October 4, 1944. His hometown was Liberty, Texas. His brother Joe Shawn, who also fought at Peleliu, was KIA on Okinawa.

SHAWN, Joe. Served in 1st Tank Company on Peleliu. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Killed in action on Okinawa. Brother of Charles Shawn, who was killed at Peleliu. His hometown was Liberty, TX.

SHECKELS, Sammy J. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SHELDON, Donald Roy. He was a mortarman/Corporal who served with Baker Co., 1/7, 1st Mar. Div., from July 23, 1943, through November 29, 1945. He fought on Cape Gloucester, the Solomons, Peleliu and Okinawa. He passed away in 1974. Contact his son, D. Jeffrey Sheldon, Staff Sergeant/USMC, 1965-1969: Family Contact: ssgtsheldon@gmail.com

* SHELTON, Lawrence A. K-3-5.

SHELTON, Merriell A. "Snafu", Cpl. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Was from Louisiana.

SHELTON, William. U.S. Marines, 1st Division, 1st Battalion. Served from Guadacanal to Okinawa. He was a sergeant on Peleliu. He died in 1989.

SHEMA, John J. Jr. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* SHEPARD, Earl. K-3-5.

SHEPARDSON, Welton A. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* SHEPHERD, Homer L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44 - Now deceased.

SHEREDA, Raymond J. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

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

SHERMAN, Les, Lt. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Wichita, KS.

SHERRILL, Lewis M. Sherrill. 81st Infantry, Wildcat Division. Was from Lucy, TN. Now deceased.

SHERWOOD, Sam. Field lineman/switchboard operator. He was on Peleliu September 15-19, 1944.

+ SHIFLET, Mack C. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.

SHINGLER, Thomas J. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SHIPLEY, Earl E. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SHIPMAN, Bruce Lynn, PFC. 1st Marine Division, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines. Fought at Peleliu and Okinawa. He died in 1991 after Surviving Peleliu, Okinawa, and 20 plus years as an Iron Worker in Indianapolis, IN. He loved opera music and the Chicago Bears. If anyone knew my dad I sure would love to hear from them. My e-mail address is oemproducts@msn.com

SHIRLEY, Carl C., Corporal. 1st Marine Division. Now deceased. Family contact: CShiri8338@aol.com

SHOBER, Harold F. - H.A.1 - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SHOCK, George, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanke

SHOCKEY, Jacob F. - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SHOFNER, Austin C., CO of Company K on Peleliu, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. As a captain, he had survived the fighting on Corregidor, been captured by the Japanese, escaped, and had returned to combat. He came back to the division later, and commanded the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines on Okinawa. He retired from the Corps as a brigadier general.

* SHOLAR, James Bell, Navy Corpsman, Pharmacist's Mate First Class V6 USNR.  James entered active service on April 8, 1942. He saw action in the Pacific Theater and went ashore with a Marine Corps unit at Guadalcanal. Like many returning veterans, he never talked much about his war experience. He said he never took his pistol out of its holster during any battle. Like the other medics in the Pacific Theatre, he painted over the Red Cross on his helmet and did not wear an armband since it made him more of a target for Japanese snipers.  While he was at Guadalcanal for the duration of the battle he would remember and recall the sound of "washing machine Charlie's" plane flying over Henderson Field at night. A terrible memory that haunted him was placing dog tags between the incisors of dead Marines before putting them into body bags. He also spoke of giving intentional morphine overdoses to the hopelessly wounded. He would never talk about Peleliu. I assume he lost a great many friends there. He was severely wounded in the left arm and chest by a Jap machine gun blast as he tried to reach a wounded marine. The young marine died, and it was hours before anyone could get to Corpsman Sholar. After the battle at Peleliu, Jim received the Purple Heart and was evacuated to New Caledonia. He did not see any more combat, although his unit went on to Iwo Jima where it was decimated. He always said that if he hadn't been wounded at Peleliu, he would have been killed on Iwo Jima.  He was honorably discharged at the U.S Naval Personnel Separation Center Great Lakes, Illinois on November 27, 1945. For his actions and bravery under fire James Bell Sholar received the Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific w/ 3 stars, & Victory Ribbon. He was also issued the Honorable Service USNR Discharge Buttons and Discharge Emblems. His Honorable Discharge was recorded in the Christian County Court House November 29, 1945.  Family contact: jsholar@walbridge.com

SHUPE, Edwin Ray.  Fifth Regiment, 1st Engineering Battalion.  He fought at Peleliu and Okinawa. He was also in China for 6 months after Okinawa.  He passed away in 2006 at the age of 87.  Family contact: donna09er@verizon.net

* SIDLER, Edward J., CPL 1st Signal Company - 1st Regiment - 1st Marines Purple Heart. Originally from NYC. Now living in Spring Hill, FL. If you know Edward, please contact him:  semperfi1967@gmail.com

SILBERMAN, Harry Silberman. Marine.  Harry was born on June 29 in 1915 or 1916.  He was from Paterson, NJ.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps, trained at Parris Island and then Tent City (LeJeune). He served at Peleliu and then Okinawa, where he was a Flamethrower. He received a Purple Heart there. He must have been at Pavuvu before Peleliu because he often spoke of the Bob Hope Show and Jerry Colonna, etc. After discharge, he got treatment at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia. His wife was Miriam (Lehr). He died on January 8, 1992.  Family contact, son Peter:  argent_bosco@juno.com

SILVAS, John Guthier, Staff Sergeant. Marine. He now lives in Sequim, WA and would like to know if there is anyone that might Live in his area that served in Peleliu. ltcreate@olypen.com

SILVERSTEIN, Seymour - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

SIMANIS, George A. 81st Infantry "Wildcat" Division. After surviving Peleliu, he was sent to Japan. He returned to Chicago where he lived until he pass away in 1986. He had 7 children. Family contact: email dumpster23@attbi.com

SIMMONS, Harry F. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SIMMONS, Robert Lee. Marine. He joined in October of 1942 at Detroit and was discharged in October 1945 at Great Lakes in Chicago. He was a Corporal at discharge and has the Third Amphibious Corps patch on his dress jacket. His addresses during the war were (1) Battery B, 155 MM Gun Battalian and (2) 4th Defense Battalian. He also saw action at Vella LaVella and Okinawa. I would be so grateful if anyone out there might know some details of his units and/or has a memory of him during the war. jcsimmons@excite.com

* SIMMONS, William, Cpl. 1st Marines, Weapons Co., FMF. His specialty was light machine gun crewman (604) and AT gun crewman (PRIM). Also served at Cape Gloucester and Okinawa. He was wounded at Peleliu when his landing craft was hit. He was from Flint, Michigan. He is now deceased. Family contact: peairs@pcmagic.net

* SIMMS, Sidney B. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/16/44 - Now deceased.

* SIMON, Albert. K-3-5.

SIMON, Alex J. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SIMONEAUX, Murphy. A jeep driver with 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in LaPlace, LA.

SIMPKINS, Adrian Claude. 1st Division Marine Corps.  Believed to have been a Corporal, and believed to have died on Peleliu.  The family would like to have more information. Please contact:  bill.taylor@sbcglobal.net

SIMPSON, Paul, Sgt. Cook with 81st Wild Cat Division. Landed on Anguar and a few days later on Peleliu with the 321st Infantry Battalion. Now lives in Tennessee.

SIMPSON, Roy. E-2-1.

SIMPSON, Wesley H. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SIMS, Charles E. - PFC - A C0. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

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

* SINGER, Harry G - 1st LT, 81st Infantry Division, 321st Regiment Combat Team. As part of III Amphibious Corps, Harry fought in the invasion of Anguar and Peleliu. On Peleliu he was blown off a cliff by artillery fire and subsequently he received the Purple Heart. Harry was originally from Newark, NJ. Family contact - henry.singer@verizon.net

SINGER, Tommy. PFC Navajo code talker who was killed making his landing on Peleliu. The Navajo code talkers handled communications in pairs and were positioned with the artillery and mortar troops. The Navajo code, developed by Navajo Marines, reduced average communication time from four hours per message with the Shackle Code to two-three minutes per message. The Navajo Code was never broken by the Japanese. The story of the Navajo Code Talkers is told in a book by Chester Nez, Code Talker: The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.

SINKOVITZ, Frank B. - 2nd Lt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SIRMANS, Newt T. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ SKAUGEN, Havey, SSgt. Commo chief with 1/7th.  He died on Peleliu on September 18, 1944 and was awarded a posthumous Silver Star for volenteering to run commo wire to a company that had been cut off with no communication. His nephew purchased a brick for him at The Marine Corp Museum.  Contact Jeff Bain, 1Lt USAR:  stuartredsox@hotmail.com

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

* SLAY, James M., Major. Forward Observer.  1st Marine Division, later went to the 6th Marine Division.  Wounded at Peleliu (PH); also was part of Invasion of Okinawa. Died 10 May 1962 while serving as C.O. 1st 105MM Howitzer Bn, USMCR (Rank: Colonel), and V.P. Federal Reserve Bank, 5th District. James M. Slay Detachment of the Marine Corps League honors his military career and leadership in life. 

SLEDGE, Eugene B. "Sledgehammer", Mortarman, K-3-5, on Peleliu and Okinawa. Eugene was a doctor and lived in Montevallo, Alabama. He died in March 2001. He wrote the book With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1981.

SLIGER, Brizz Moran, 504152, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

SLOAN, Russell C. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SLOOT, Daniel F. K-3-5.

SLY, Dellmer W. Mechanic with the Nightfighters, sent in just after the first wave along with other Nightfighters support personnel. He now lives in Dakota Dunes, SD.

SMART, Jimmie C. PFC - A co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SMIDA, Kenneth V. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SMITH, Charles E. Machine Gun Squad Leader. 1st Division, 1st Bn, 7th Marines.  Assaulted Bloody Nose Ridge. Fought on both Guadalcanal and Peleliu.  He died in 1982 due to complications from Malaria and Encephalitis contracted in the Pacific during the war. Contact:  srophd@yahoo.com.

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

SMITH, Dean L. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* SMITH, Donald Earl, Corporal. 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 81MM Mortar Platoon. He arrived on Peleliu on September 15th, and left Peleliu on September 30th, after being shot in the hip, back, and leg on Bloody Nose Ridge, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. He lives a happy and healthy life with his wife Joyce of more than 50 years. They reside in Reading, PA. He attended the Peleliu reunion in September 1994. He may be contacted by email at: Kndra16@aol.com"

SMITH, Douglas K. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SMITH, Doyle M.  Served with "L" Company 3rd Bat, 1st Div, 5th Marines. He was killed on Friday, 29 Sept 1944. He recieved the Purple Heart in that campaign and had also been awarded other medals that I am still investigating. (I have the original letter written by his commanding officer) I am looking for any information about him from anyone else who was in his unit.  Contact Paul: prcody@hotmail.com

SMITH, Edward L. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SMITH, Ernest E. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SMITH, Everett William. 73rd Seabees. He is so proud of that time in his life. He lied about his age in order to enlist. Most of the guys he served with are gone now. They quit having a reunion about 5-6 years ago. Bless them all. True patriots!  Family contact: jhallerwv@hotmail.com

SMITH, Fayburn R. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SMITH, George A. Jr. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SMITH, Gerald Jr. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44 - Now deceased.

SMITH, Henry Thomas. Now deceased. 

SMITH, Harold E. M-3-5 1st Marine Divison. Fought in Guadalcannal and Peleliu.

SMITH, Howard J. Jr. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

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

SMITH, James N. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ SMITH, James T., PFC. Marines. Lost his life in the first few days. It is believed that he won the Navy Cross for his actions in battle. If you have any information concerning him, please contact his family at JCooper308@aol.com

* SMITH, John Mitchel, Sgt. Born November 3, 1923, at Jasper, TX, John joined the USMC in 1942. He was serving in an artillery battery on Peleliu, and their gun emplacement was blown up, destroying the gun and killing and injuring its crew. John also served in Korea as a specialty Field Artillery Canoneer 0811, USMCR III, 8th MCRDist. He was a sergeant when discharged after Korea. He worked in oil company mapping until his retirement. He and his wife Gloria Ann have one daughter, who is now a physician.

SMITH, Joseph W. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SMITH, Leroy B - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SMITH, Lon C. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SMITH, Loren W. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SMITH, Merril F., Cpl. Served with the Marines, 8th Amphibian Tractor Battalion on Peleliu. He now lives in Huntington, WV.

SMITH, Ralph D. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SMITH, Richard. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Delmont, PA.

SMITH, Russell N., Jr., PFC. Company A/1/1/ (assigned from D/1/1). Deceased 1995. Family contact: smithrp@magpage.com"

SMITH, Thomas E. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* SMITH, Thomas (Jimmy). 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Co H. Wounded in action Sept. 25, 1944 on Peleliu. Jimmy passed away on 10/28/98. Among Jimmy's papers were those of a Joseph Albert Marino, a buddy, who the family thinks was killed in the battle. They would like to send the papers to his family. The papers say he was on the USAT Sea Cat on 9/25/44 and are signed by a Baron Mclain (Chaplain). If anyone knows of Joseph Marino's family, please contact Phil Purcell by email at phil@516.com

+ SMITH,Warren Rex, PFC. 3rd Plt. F/2/7, 1st Marine Div.  KIA Sept. 21, 1944 on Peleliu.  He was from Kalamazoo, MI. If anyone remembers him, please contact Charles H.Owens, 902 Bomar St., LaFayette,GA 30728-3113, owensusmcret@webtv.net, (706) 638-4431.

+ SMITH, Winnie. PFC 81st Division: Killed on Peleliu on October 15, 1944. He was from Lewis County Kentucky.

SNELL, Adrien L. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SNELL, Cecil B. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.. - Now deceased.

* SNYDER, Homer Jr. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/24/44.

SNYDER, James R. 81st Inf Regt 322nd Cannon Co. Served on Peleliu, Anguar, Leyte and New Caledonia. Medium Tank Crewman. First to Occupy Northern Japan (Hanshu). Acted as Regimental M.T.O during deactivation of the company. Received Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation With 1 Bronze Star. Bronze Arrowhead. CIB. Was promoted to Staff Sergent.

SNYDER, Walter G. - Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SOEHNGE, Walter E. K-3-5.

SONNENBERG, W.L., 1st Lieut. Of VMF 114.

SORIA, Carlos D. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SORRELS, Vona K. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ SOUTH, Joseph Lloyd, PFC. B CO, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed on 15 Sept 1944. His family has been trying to gather information about him and hope to find someone who might have known him. Email William Eagar at: jbeagar@gmail.com or visit http://www.peleliu1944.com/

SOUTHER, Robert H., Cpl. A1-1. He was a veteran of Guadalcanal, who recovered sufficiently from burns received in a gas range explosion on Pavuvu to join the “party” on Peleliu.  He served as a rifleman-cook. On the fifth day of the battle on Peleliu, he was struck by shrapnel and eventually evacuated to a hospital ship. He recovered and survived the war, going on to marry, father three children, and have a successful career as a C.P.A. Family contact:  pabarry17@yahoo.com

* SOVIK, Paul. 1st Marines, K Company, 3rd Bn. Platoon leader. PL Sergeant. Received the Purple Heart from shrapnel wounds. He served as DI at Parris Island all of 1945. He is married, has two children, retired from Westinghouse Electric, and is active with the Tri-State Marine Corps League. He is interested in hearing from others in K Co or any recruit at Parris Island who might have had contact. 2260 McCollum Road, Youngstown, OH 44509, 330-799-0254.

SPANGLER, Walter A., Cpl., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) Combat Photographer. Took still and moving pictures during actions against enemy Japanese forces at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Awarded U.S. Navy Photographic Institute citation on Oct. 27, 1945 for "exceptionally meritorious photography" for a motion picture sequence called "the Death of a U.S. Tank on Okinawa". Walter was a Staff Sgt. when he died at Camp Pendleton, CA, June 15, 1951. He was 26 years old. If you knew Walter, please contact his niece by e-mail: ibegenealogyjunkie@yahoo.com

SPANGLER, Warren L. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

SPANN, Overstreet - Sgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SPEAR, Horace I. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* SPIELMANN, John V., Sgt. 81st Infantry, 321st, Company B on Anguar and then on Peleliu. He was wounded as a result of an enemy mortar shell exploding nearby as he led his platoon behind a tank. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Deceased 2010.

* SPENCER, Robert E., Jr., 2nd Lt. 321st Infantry 81st Wildcat Division, U.S. Army. Wounded on Peleliu Sept. 28, 1944, and received the Silver Star for gallantry in action. He also served on Angar. Robert passed away January 26, 1999. Robert kept many artifacts of his involvement in WWII, letters, photos, Army documents. His family has donated some of the items to the Nimitz museum in Fredricksburg, Texas. This museum is dedicated to the Pacific theater. His son Rob would be happy to share his information with others when possible and hopes to help spread the word of the 81st Divisions actions on Pelilu. Please contact his son Rob by email as follows: Robert.Spencer1@worldnet.att.net

SPENCER, Robert N. - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* SPIECE, Harry, Platoon Sgt.  K-3-5. Now deceased. ce died of Fluid on the brain about 25 years ago. 

SPILMAN, Charles F. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

SPINOGATTI, Louis - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SPLATT, David - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ SPRECHER, Raymond H. Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.

SPRINGER, Harry. 17th Combat Engineers. Harry was a satchel Charge man in the cave work at Peleliu. Lives in Sparks, NV.

* SPRINGLE, Sigmund J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/12/44 - Now deceased.

SPRINKLE, Ben L. Jr. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SPROUL, Frank A. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SPURGEON, Henry B. 1st Marines Division. Also fought on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Okinawa. He now lives in Arab, Alabama and may be reached by email through his daughter Janvalentine@hotmail.com

STACY, Gilbert H. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

STANERT, Robert Francis, 350985, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

STANLEY, Thomas J. Capt. Executive Officer and then commander of Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

STANTON, William J. PFC B Co. 1st Batt. 7th Regt. 1st Div. Landed first wave September 15, 1944. Also made invasion of Cape Gloucester, Okinawa and China. Now deceased. sstanton@ia4u.net

STAPP, William "Bill". 1st Marines. From Tuscon, AZ. He did boot camp at Camp Legune. The Murdoch family is Hoping to hear from anyone who might know him or what Happened to him. Please Contact the Murdochs With any information.

* STASIAK, Arthur Leon, 347045, Sergeant, Platoon Guide, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT. He married, lived in Pennsylvania, and had two children.  He passed away on April 15, 2013.

STAUFFER, John A., Private First Class, (Radio Telephone Operator (a 'Sparky') ; served in the First Marine Division, 4th Defense Battalion- Third Amphibious Corp. He turned 80 years old on Feb 9th, 2005.

STAUFFER, John Albert. 3rd Corps Artillery Battery. He served in the 9th Gun Battalion in the B Battery, on Peleliu and Okinawa. He now lives at 122 Paddock Drive in Fairhope, Alabama.

+ STAY, Walter B. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 29, 1944.

+ STEEL, John W., Jr., 2 LT. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 15, 1944.

STEELE, Archie L.  Lance Corporal. 1st Marines, 1st Regiment, 3rd Battalion, K Co.  Archie was one of the few in K Company to come through the fight without being wounded.  He was born in Union County, NC, and later moved to Lancaster, SC.  dansteele@comporium.net

STEELE, Arnold E., Maj. MSC, USA (ret). Arnold was an FMF Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine Night Fighter squadron VMF(N)541 during the invasion of Peleliu. He helped to take care of Marines wounded on Peleliu, on the USS Tryon while awaiting transfer to the island. He was stationed 18 months on the coral rock then was sent to China where he was attached to the 2nd Bn, 1st Marines for 11 months quartered in Peking and Tientsin. He is now a member of the Monterey Bay Marine Corps League chapter 711. "I shall never forget the sacrifices of our nation's bravest and best on the island of Peleliu and I yet grieve for the many young men lost in this bloody conflict." Arnold may be contacted by email at: ADOCSTEELE@aol.com or by snail mail at: 1118 Briarwood Place, Salinas, CA 93901.

STEELE, Filbert Gleason; Corporal. December 15, 1942- December 11, 1945. Participated in the offensive operations at Peleliu Island and Palau Island. Participated in the offensive and defensive operations at Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Island. Participated in the initial landing at Cape Gloucester, New Britian. If anyone has any information or knows where there is any information on this person, I would appreciate you contacting me. Thanks, Peggy Steele Spring pspring@telepak.net

STEELE, William R. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

STEELMAN, Bobby J. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. B.J. Steelman passed away in 1987. His family would love to hear from anyone who knew him during his years with the Marines. Please contact david@wdnz.com

STEFFENSON, Walter E. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ STEINHOFF, Glenn David, PFC. Co. K, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Killed in the first wave.

STELCK, Del "Bill", Corporal. H-S Company, 1st Marines. The DUKH he was in got hit but he managed to make it ashore. His classification was Japanese combat interpretor (Regimental Intelligence). After a few days he was assigned to Col. Puller's headquarters. He was with the colonel down by the beach the last day there. Del is interested in finding Captain John Todd, CO of H-S Company. He lost his leg the first day on Peleliu. Some of his good friends from H-S were Keyes, Manhoff, Heyman, and Forrester. Del also fought at East New Guinea and New Britain. He is a professor emeritus, CSUN. Del may be reached at Delstelck@aol.com

* STEPHENS, George Albert, Crp.  Served with F Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines.  Participated in action against the enemy on Cape Gloucester, Peleliu and Okinawa. He was wounded May 4, 1945.  Anyone with information about F-2-1 in these battles, please contact me hoytoby973@hotmail.com

STEPHENS, Giles L. 1st Marine Division on Peleliu. He is now a retired doctor living in Louisville, KY. Family contact: dstephens@designbuildconcepts.com

STEPHENS, Gordon A. Amphibians Corp Baker Battery, Field Artillery of the Third Amphibious Corp, First Marine Divison. Now resides at 10734 Libby Road #3, Clermont, FL 34711. E-Mail.

STEPHENS, Herman Ross, PFC, 81st wildcats, 321 Comb. Rgt. Originally from East Liverpool, OH made the whole trip like many other 81st from Fort Rucker, AL to Yuma, AZ. to San Luis Obispo, CA to Hawaii to Guadalcanal to Anguar, to Peleliu to Ulithi, to Leyte, etc. He contracted malaria in the Philippines and was hospitalized briefly. He is now and living in Oceanside, CA. You may contact him through his son: marksmanbt99@aol.com

STEPHENSON, Robert F. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

STERNER, Jay Williard Jr., 372031, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

STEUHL, Frederick J. - Cpl - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Now deceased.

STEVENSON, Carl R., Sgt., A-1-7. Now lives in Tucson, Arizona.

STEVENSON, Nikolai S., Major. Exec Officer 1/1. Retired businessman, now lives in Port Washington, NY. Subject of an article written by his son - appears in the Winter 1999 issue of MHQ, the Quarterly Journal of Military History.

+ STICKLEY Charles P., Corporal, 1st Marine Division. Killed in action Sept. 24 1944.

STILES, Donald. 1st Marines Division, Artillery spotter on Peleliu.

STILL, Ernest C. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ STILWELL, James Leo - P.F.C. CO. K, 3rd BN, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  Killed by sniper fire on Peleliu Island on September 24, 1944. Stilwell was buried on Peleliu and his remains later interned in Missouri after the war. If you have information to share about James Stilwell, please contact MDeLost@aol.com.

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

STOCKAMP, Loren W. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

+ STIEFERMAN, William Anthony. Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. He was wounded on Sept 15th and died Sept 18th aboard USS ELMORE and was buried at sea. He was from ST. LOUIS, MO. He was a member of Capt Hunt's Co and is mentioned in the “Book Coral Comes High.”

+ STOCKWELL, Francis W. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 10/6/44.

STOKELY, Robert A, PFC, served in G Battery, 3rd Batallion, 11th Marine who passed away in April 2002. I'd like to hear from anyone who can share info about their activities on Peleliu, Okinawa and other sites.

STONE, Charlie Allen, PFC, 81st "Wildcat" Division, 323 Comb. Rgt. Company H. From Marshall County, Al. Posts along the way included: Fort McClellan, Al ; Camp Joseph T. Robinson near Little Rock, Arkansas; Camp Beale, Ca ; Hawaii; Ulithi Atoll; Peleliu (PFC Stone received a commendation for pulling live mortar rounds out of their hiding places; and dropping them over a cliff.) New Caledonia; Leyte; (Occupation duties) - Hachinohe Air Base - Aomori Prefecture - Northern Honshu, Japan; Yokohama; Seattle; (Separation Center) Camp Shelby, Miss. He passed-away in 1998. He carried a camera through his time of service and took photos of the islands and Japan. "Soldier with a camera - website being added to" http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~allenfamily/index.htm .

STONE, Marvin C. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

STONE, Vertus P. - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

STONELAKE, William, Benjamin , PFC, 1st Marine Division. Bill can be contacted through his son at stonelake@prodigy.net" He is now living in Maryland.

STORY, Perry R. #865568 Company D Third Armored Amphib. Batt., 1st Marine Div. Fought with Third Amphib. as machine gunner at Peleliu. Later killed on April 1, 1945 at Okinawa on LST 949. If you knew Private Story, please contact his nephew Wendell H. Story at 606 Caldwell Rd. Zebulon, GA 30295 or by email.

STOUGHTON, Donald R. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* STOUT, Cecil C. K-3-5.

STOUT, Robert F. Major, VMF-114. Corsair pilot who shot down 6 Jap planes during the war. Commanding officer of VMF-114. His nickname was "Cowboy". Stout was shot down and killed at Koror on 3-4-45.

STRACK, Charles F. - Cpl- D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

STRAMEL, Raymond G., Lt., K-3-1. Now lives in McCook, Nebraska.

* STRATTON, Kennett R. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/6/44.

STRBA, PAUL W. - Pvt. 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, 601st Heavy Artillery Battery, Northern Solomon Islands, Palau Islands (Peleliu), Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa. Deceased, Jan. 14th, 1998. Paul had lied to his mother to get her to sign his papers to enter the Marines when he was only 17 and in his last month of high school (May 1942). After the war he earned his GED so he could join the Cleveland Police Department where one of the things he did in his 33 year police career was to establish the city's only outdoor firing range with Cleveland police Sgt. Lou Bors. His son Phil may be reached by email at pstrba@ameritech.net

STREET, Virgil L. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* STRINGER, Richard - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/13/44. Deceased October 2001.

STRUBBLE, Lawrence Jr., Sgt. Served with the Marines on Peleliu. He was an aviation mechanic. He helped to secure the airfield, then was taken out of the line and put to work maintaining aircraft. He and his wife Ruth have lived in Tallahassee, Florida, since 1957. He retired, at age 55 from the Bureau of Prisons, with a total of 33 years federal service. His son states that his Dad is his hero. "Not just because he fought as a proud Marine, but for the way he's lived his life as a man, a husband, and a father. Given the opportunity, no kid could have ever picked a better dad." bukama@nettally.com

+ STUART, John Malcon, PFC. M-3-5, Machine gunner, First Marine Division. KIA on Ngesebus. From Summerville Mass.

STUART, William H., Corporal. Headquarters Company, 1st Bn, 1st Marines. Now deceased. Was formerly in 81 mm mortar platoon D Company, 1st of the 1st on Guadalcanal. His son Tommy would like to hear from anybody who knew him. Stuartt@ci.hoover.al.us

STUDLEY, George W. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ STURTEVANT, Carl, PFC. Served in 1st Platoon, L Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Killed in action on Hill 120, Oct. 4, 1944. Home town Lynn, Mass.

STURM, John E. - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ STUTLER, Stanley Highland, PFC. 11th Regiment. KIA on Peleliu on Friday, October 13, 1944 by a sniper.

SUBJINSKE, Stanley.  1st Division, 5th Marines, from Carnegie/Pittsburgh.  Dog handler of war dog “Prince” on Peleliu. Alive and celebrating 90th birthday on 10/4/2015. Would love to hear from anyone that may have served with him or their families.  Family contact: tlc1021@comcast.net

SULLIVAN, Daniel "Danny". 3 BN, 1st Marines.

+ SUNDBY, John A. Jr. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - MIA.

SUP, Joseph J. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SURBER, Raymond N. 1st Marine Division, 11th Marines, 4th Bn. He also fought and was wounded on Okinawa. Raymond passed away on May 31, 2001, from cancer. His family may be reached at: jodycar@msn.com

SURZYN, Stanley - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SUTTER, Walter R. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

SUTTS, Ben. (May 1913-March 1993). Commanding Officer of A Company, 1st Motor Transport Battalion on Peleliu. He retired in 1959 as a colonel, Base Motor Transport Officer, Camp LeJuene, NC. Family contact: mkarnott@aol.com

+ SVAST, Thomas P.Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 10/1/44.

SWAIN, Harry K. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SWEAT, George W. Marine. Now resides at 465 Plantation Rd., McDonough, GA 30252. PGlaspie@aol.com

SWANSON, Carl (Swanne). 1st Marine Division, 7 th Reg, 1st Bn, A & D Comps, Machine Gunner. Fought at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu & Okinawa & served in China at war's end.

+ SWEANY, Albert Earl, Cpl. USMC. Killed in action early morning on 9/14/44. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Manila, P.I. Family contact: Billsweany@aol.com

SWEENEY, Owen. 2nd Bn. 1st Marines. Now lives at 43 Fern Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

* SWEETLAND, Oliver L. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* SWINDELLS, John. First Marine Division.

* SWONGER, Louis W. K-3-5.

* SWOPE, Raymond Jr. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/6/44.

SYMONOWICZ, Edwin F. PhM, 3-D Co, 1st Medical Bn. Served at Peleliu from September 15 to October 15, 1944. hsymono@msn.com

SYNEIC, Leo - Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

SZUT, Nicholas - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

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