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


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TADLOCK, Derwood D. - H.A.2 - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

* TAGGART, Donald MacKenzie "Mac", PFC. 1st Marine Regiment, F Company, 2nd Battalion. A Co 1st BN 17th Marine Engineers on Cape Gloucester, A Co 1st Engineer Bn on Peleliu. He was wounded in action on Sept 16, 1944, while running across an airfield. He joined the Marines when he was just 16 years old. He died in July 1993. If you knew him from his Marine Corps days or others, please contact his grandson Ben (Cpl USMC) at flymarines262@yahoo.com.

TAH, Alfred, PFC. Of Chinle. Arizona Code Talker.

* TAMBURRI, John R. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44.

+ TANNER, Louis Claude, PFC. Marine. KIA October 7, 1944.

TANNER, William F. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

TANIS, Marvin R. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TARLETON, Hugh W. - - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TARVIN, Harold.

TATUM, Louis C. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TAVEGGIA, Henry Thomas. 73rd Seabees. He spoke often in his later years of the battle at Peleliu as being the worst and often wondered why more wasn't told about it. Henry also fought at Guadalcanal and in the Solomon Islands. He died September 20, 1999.

TAVONE, Anthony E., S/Sgt. H&S Co. 1st Eng. Bn. Anthony lives in Elmwood Park, NJ.

+ TAYLOR, Albert L.  Pvt - First Marine Division. KIA September 18, 1944.  If anyone can provide any information, please email his nephew, Kerry Lyall at: kalyall@napanet.net

TAYLOR, Alvan. Participated in the invasion of Peleliu in September of 1944 and was attached to the 1st Marine Division with the 2nd Radio Intelligence Platoon. This platoon suffered 40% casualties while there. Alvan may be reached at 38152 Taylor Lane, Clayton, NY 13624. aataylor@gisco.net

TAYLOR, Earl W. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TAYLOR, George L. - Stf Sgt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TAYLOR, George M. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TAYLOR, James S. - Lt (jg) - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ TAYLOR, Murrell D. PFC Co. A./1st Bn./5th Marines. KIA Sept. 15, 1944. He was from Levelland, Texas. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have served with him. E-mail scottpetty@comcast.net.

TAYLOR , Robert I. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TAYLOR, Robert R. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TAYLOR, William Alexander, Lt. Col. He received the Silver Star for bravery on Peleliu. He was later wounded on Okinawa. He also fought on New Britain. He died in 1998. His son Richard may be contacted by email: caleb4507@email.msn.com

* TAYLOR, William Alexander, Lt. Colonel. He received the Silver Star for bravery on Peleliu. He was later wounded on Okinawa. He also fought on New Britain. He died in 1998. Family contact: son Richard at caleb4507@email.msn.com

TEGTMEREI, Bill, Sgt. - Lives in Crystal Lake, IL.

TELLING, Halsey W., 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.

TERLESKI, John - Cpl - AA Artillery - US Marine Corp - Deceased. Do not know the division or unit. His wife and family are trying to find info. He fought at Peleliu according to military records received, however, records do not show unit he was attached to. If anyone can provide us with information or suggestions on how to obtain more info, please e-mail Margaret at : mdt@gte.net

TERRY, James R.  81st Infantry.  He now resides in Vale, OR.

TERRY, Melvin T. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Nowdeceased.

+ TESKEVICH, John A. Sgt. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1stMarine Division. Killed in action on September 25, 1944.

THOMAS, Ernest E. 1st Marine Division, 5th Regiment, 1st Battalion,Company C, 2nd Platoon. Served on Peleliu, hitting the beach (thefifth wave) on September 15, 1944, one day after his birthday. He waswounded in action there. As of 1999, Ernest is 73 years old and is stilla Marine at heart.  You may contact him by email at ethomas@interaxs.netmail

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

THATCHER, Paul D. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

THEDFORD, Wiley V. - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

THEIL, William J. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

THEILBAR, Melvern G. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

THOMAS, Albert - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

THOMAS,  Charles Peter. 1st Marine Division.  K Company, 7th Marines.  He was from Sacramento, California. He passed on Oct. 18, 2003. He was my hero. A proud Marine. I remember the 1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal patch on his dress uniform. He was injured by shrapnel and sent to Australia for rehabilitation. He mentioned K Company 7th Marines. I am sorry I did not get more as we did not discuss much only that he believed that Peleliu was fought over a landing strip. Sometime in the 1990's he learned from a episode on a television show that the battle was not really a strategic necessity. He was really upset at learning this. It would bother him, but so much had changed and he would just live with it. As my mother was more of priority with her health and he had learned that it was important to make the most of situations.  Family contact:  peterthomas01@comcast.net

* THOMAS, Howard M. ("Tommie") - PFC - H & S. Co., 4th & then the 6th & later the 1st Amphibian Tractor Bn. Sailed aboard the USS DuPage. He was wounded at Peleliu on 14 Oct 1944. He received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars for his service in the Asiatic Pacific Area. Enlisted at DHS. San Francisco, CA on the 22nd day of September, 1941. Born in 1924 in Rhea Co., TN and grew up in Sausalito, CA. Dad passed away in 1991 in Saginaw, Michigan. Contact barbfitz@chartermi.net

THOMAS, Kit C., Sgt. A member of the 81st Wildcat Division and the Headquarters Battery 318th Field Artillery Battalion, of which he was a T4 radio repairman. Also served during Anguar. After leaving the service in August 1945, he resided in Ada, OK until his death on 3/4/85. His son Paul Thomas would be interested in hearing from any of the other men in the 81st who might have either known his Dad or who could tell him more about their own time there. Paul may be reached by email.

THOMAS, Burke R. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

THOMAS, Howard M. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ THOMAS, Marvin Ishmael, PFC. "B" Company, First Marine Division. KIA on 10/8/44. Enlisted the day after Pearl Harbor. He trained at Parris Island and New River and shipped into the Pacific in August, 1942. There he saw action on Guadalcanal and at Cape Gloucester. He also was in Australia, New Zealand and in the Russells before his last action on Peleliu Island in the Palau group. His family would enjoy e-mails from anyone in his company or anyone who knew or served with him. KathyLumsden@aol.com

THOMAS, Robert C. - Cpl - B Co. - Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

THOMAS, Walter J. First Sergeant, 7th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Walter resides in Dearborn, Michigan.

THOMPSON, Clayton "Rusty". VMF-541, USMC. jthompson95@netzero.net

+ THOMPSON, Doug, Cpl. Co. A, 4th Medical Bn, 4th Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton. Gave his life for our country 3 days after the battle of Peleliu began on September 15, 1944. He was 20 years old, had been married 2 years to Bettye, and was from Nashville, Tennessee. Doug's niece, Susan Sanders, would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who fought with her uncle. She may be contacted at rudyruth@webtv.net

THOMPSON, Elton "Mutt", CPL, USMC. Field Radio Operator with the 1st Signal Company, 1st Marine Division. Landed on Peleliu D-Day morning, September 15, 1944. He was assigned to the 1st Regiment where he served until that unit was evacuated due to horrendous casualties. He was taken aboard the Hospital Transport, USS Pinckney, with the survivors of the terribly mauled First Marine Regiment about October 1st. The 1st Regiment lost most of their radiomen as they were nearing the beach when a Japanese mortar landed in their landing craft. On Peleliu the Japanese had direction finders and could pinpoint the radiomen every time they keyed up a radio. They rained mortars down on them night and day for the first several days. As a result of this total terror, in the late 1980's the V.A. rated Elton 100% service connected disabled due to post traumatic stress disorder. He had to give up his law practice in the mid-80's because of his condition. Elton was just 17 when he volunteered for service. He came from abject poverty, but went on to college and law school after the war. He has a son and a granddaughter who are lawyers--three generations of lawyers. Elton may be reached at P.O. Box 159, Poteau, OK 74953 or by email at: bigetom@alltel.net

THOMPSON, Elvere Sheldon, MMR 2/C. U. S. Navy Construction Battalion, CBMU 503.  Served in South Pacific, Fiji Islands and Peleliu. His unit repaired, maintained and controlled the marine fighter plane landing strip located below Bloody Nose Ridge. elveretmpsn@yahoo.com

THOMPSON, Robert G. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

THOMPSON, Stanley R. - 2nd Lt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

THORMAN, H. Jack, Cpl. USMC. 4th Battalian, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, H and S Battery. On Peleliu in 1944. In now live in Picayune, MS. ganat@charter.net

THORNTON, Harry G. Marines, 12th Defense AA Battalion at Peleliu. Harry would enjoy hearing from other veterans: 1324 Standard Hill Road, Vicksburg, MS 39163.

THORPE, Hillard D. - 2nd Lt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TIMKO, Nickolas - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TIMMONS, Milton E. - Cpl - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TIMMRECK, Henry J. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TINNEY, John F., 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.

TINSLEY, John R. WMF-121. He was on Peleliu from September 15, 1944 until the end. He attended the 50th reunion in 1994. John is 88 years old (2002), having been one of the oldest Marines on the island during the invasion. He recently suffered a stroke, but is recoveirng well. We are still looking for a few special buddies from 121. You may contact John through his daughter at sherwalt1@msn.com His daughter offers her thanks to all who were there.

TIPPIT, Ralph E., Cpl. Served with H&S Battery, 2nd Bn, 11 Marines, 1st Marine Division. Landed on D-Day, both on Peleliu and Okinawa. His assignment was to direct the fire of one of the 75mm pack howitzer batteries on Peleliu. Ralph would like to hear from others from his group. His address is 18010 Mantana, Spring, TX 77388, Phone: 281-353-1408, and email: tippit@pdq.net

TIPTON, Monroe M. Co G, 81 Infantry Div. Served in the Battle of Anguar and also on Peleliu when he was sent over to unload an ammo ship while the battle was raging. Monroe would like to hear from vets were in CO G 322 Reg 81 Inf Division. DuTaw@aol.com

TITUS, Donald W. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ TOBIAS, Joseph S. -  PVT 81st Infantry, 323rd RCT, KIA October 26, 1944. He grew up in Ozone Park, New York, and was 19 years old. Anyone who served with Joe is welcome to contact his niece at btobias12000@yahoo.com.

* TOBIN, KENNETH M., Corp. Tank Radioman. He was in five campaigns from Guadalcanal to Peleliu. He was wounded on Peleliu during the first 24 hours. Family contact: datobin53@aol.com

* TODD, John, Captain. H-S Company. He lost his leg during the first Day of battle on Peleliu.

TOMASKO, Paul A. Jr. - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

TOMCZAK, John Jr. - Cpl C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

* TOMES, Thomas H., Lt., US Army Infantry. Wounded 17 Nov 1944 on Peleliu. He recovered from his wounds in Spokane, WA. Contact: jerry@jerrytomes.com

TOMLINSON, Edwin L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TOMSA, Andrew W. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

TOPPING, Wilfred P. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

TORRANCE, William, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy and great soldier!”

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

TRACHSEL, Ernest W. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

TRACY, Hartman W., Sgt. 12th Defense Bn. He also served on Cape Gloucester. He passed away in March of 1989.

* TRAMEL, Carl R. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TRAPP, Marne W. - Cpl - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ TRAUMANN, Clemens F. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - WIA 9/21/44.  He was wounded in action on Peleliu on 21 September 1944. He died 21 October in the Solomons, possibly at a hospital on Banika Island. I was named after my uncle and am searching for anyone who might have known him or for any other records. Thank you. Clemens P. Work Contact: clem.work@gmail.com

TREMBLAY, Eugene - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TREMBLAY, Omer J., Cpl. 1st Marine Division, 1st Regiment, 1st Battalion.

TREMBLAY, Paul M. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TRENARY, Frank H. - Sgt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

TRENTHAM, Nelson F. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TREXLER, Solomon, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A real good and dependable guy!”

TROJNOR, Joseph Stanley. First Marines, Guadalcanal, BSI. Finschaffen, NG., Cape Glouster, N.B., Peleliu, Palau Group. He was from Auburn, NY, Polish, a pistol sharpshooter, anti-tank crewman, Casual Company. He is now deceased. His daughter Melissa would like to have contact with his buddies. QuaverARE@aol.com

TROSKE, Lester L. - Plt Sgt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

TROSSEN, Clyde A., Sgt. Served with VMF 121 as a metal smith. He and his fellow VMF 121 ground crew personnel were sent ashore on the third day and told to prepare for their F4 Corsairs to arrive. He and his fellow VMF Marines carried food, water, and ammunition to some of the artillery crews, and carried wounded back. He remained on the island until after the end of the war and was sent home on the USS Pennsylvania. Originally from Sheboygan, WI, Clyde now lives in South Bend, IN. You may contact Clyde and his son Mike by email MSTrosss@aol.com

+ TROTTER, John Arthur, Pfc. KIA Sept. 17th, 1944, Peleliu Island. Co A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Born Jan. 19, 1917. He was from Chicago, Illinois.

TROUPE, Joseph H., Sgt. 1st Marines. Fought at Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Okinawa. He died in 1968. His son Joseph may be contacted at joeyt@penn.com

TROWBRIDGE, James C., Cpl. 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Cpl. Trowbridge now lives in West Des Moines, IA, and can be reached at (515) 223-1755.

TRUJILLO, Elias A. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

TSINAJNNIE, Francis. PFC Navajo code talker with the 3rd Marine Division, on loan to the 1st Division for the Battle of Peleliu. He and his partner, Chester Nez, landed with the 5th Marines, assisted the army on Angaur, and then returned to the 5th Marines 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. Chester Nez’s story as a Navajo code talker is told in his book, Code Talker: The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.

TSOSIE, San, PFC, of Star Route, Winslow. Arizona Code Talker.

TULLY, Leo M. Cpl. 1st Marines Division, 2nd Bn, 11th Marines. Fought and survived the Battle of Peleliu. He was a Field Artillery Fire Control Man. He passed away November 23, 1998. If anyone recognizes his name or remembers him, please contact his son, Jim Tully, at either email address:  jmtully61@yahoo.com and/or jtully@colemannatural.com

TURKEY, Noel "Duck", Gy Sgt. L Company, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines. Took command of a platoon after the platoon leader was killed. Home town, Arlington, Mass.

TURKINGTON, Howard S. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TURNBULL, Kenneth H., PFC. USMC, 7th Marines. Now deceased. Family contact: kturnbull@bennettcom.com

TURNER, Ernest J. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

TURNER, John Oran, Jr. Navy Corpsman on Peleliu. He was born 8/1/26. He died October 2, 2000, at the age of 74. His hometown was Austin, TX. His children would like to hear from anyone who knew him. jonrjoyce@yahoo.com

* TURNER, Houston L. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/18/44.

* TURNER, Merle B. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/6/44.

* TURNER, Robert L. 1st Bn, 1st Division, C-11. Awarded two Purple Hearts from wounds received at Peleliu and Okinawa. He now lives in Elmont, NY.

+ TURPIN, Kendall Steel, PFC.  U.S. Marines. Killed in action on September 22, 1944.  Family contact: kkcraft1968@yahoo.com

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

TWARDOWSKI, Stanley, PVT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”

TWIST, Gerald A. Pfc, USMR, 90mm AA Gun 3, Baker Battery, 12th AAA Batallion, Landed on Peleliu D+1, member of garrison until 12th left Peleliu in 1945. Contact.

TYCER, Glenn “G.F.”. From Hammond, LA.  He was in Battery B, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines (artillery) on Peleliu and Okinawa.

TYLER, Robert D. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

UMBDENSTOCK, Frank - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

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

UPTON, Thomas B. - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

UTLEY, John F. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ VAN CLEVE, Floyd, 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 in the ravine that went up to Bloody Nose Ridge during the afternoon of D-Day + 4, September 19, 1944.

+VALENTINO, Michael, Cpl. - 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 Cpl. Valentino and his fellow crewmen was dedicated at the tank site.

* VANDYKE, John Thomas. 81st Army Wildcat Division; now deceased. Family contact: Darrel.VanDyke@COMPAQ.com

VAN LUE, Marvin G. (Jerry), Cpl. Hq. Co. 2nd battalion 7th marines 8 mm mortars. m.g.vanlue1@juno.com

VAN METER, Frank L. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

VAN NIMAN, Harold E., Sgt. Marine. Fought at Peleliu. His family is seeking information about him. He was discharged in Modesto, CA on 12-24-45. He died 7/24/87 at Pearl River, LA. Please email as follows: bldhd@cbpu.com

+ VAN NORMAN, Lyle. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 28, 1944.

VANDENBERGH, Charles E. - Stf Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Now deceased.

+ VANDERGRIFF, Marshall Morris, Co. L, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, First Marine Division, from January 7, 1944 through May 4, 1945. Participated in the Battles of Cape Gloucester and Peleliu prior to his participation in the taking of Okinawa. Cpl. Vandergriff (as squad leader), Third Platoon, Company L, Third Squad was killed on Okinawa by a bomb blast along with 8 other men in the squad. He was buried in the First Marine Division Cemetery in Okinawa. His body was brought home and reburied in 1949 in Forest Park Garden of Gethsemani, Houston, Texas. Corporal Vandergriff's son was entitled to a copy of the Presidential Unit Citation with ribbon bar and star awarded the First Marine Division, Reinforced, for services on Rikykyu Islands and also the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal for his service in the Asiatic-Pacific Area. He also received the Purple Heart with Gold Star. If anyone has any information or inquiries about Marshall Vandergriff or his buddies (a picture in uniform would be wonderful), please contact his niece, Carolyn Bonnin at carolbonn2@aol.com

VANDERLINDEN, John - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

VAN ESELTINE, Clyde F. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

VAN NIMAN, Harold E., Corp. 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.

VAN OEFFELEN, Gerald, S/SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Conservative man that did his duty.”

* VANTRUMP, Richard K-3-5.

VARLEY, Robert F. - 2nd Lt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

VASIL, Peter B. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

VAUGHAN, Jack A. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

VAUGHAN, William L. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+VAZQUEZ, Julio, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”

VASQUEZ, Mike. 4th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, FMF.  (Now deceased) His niece would like to find out more information from anyone who may have known him in the war. Victoriakuriger@me.com

VELA, Salvador G.  PFC Army CO D, 323 Infantry, 81st Wildcats Co.  Went into position at 0630 West Ridge of Peleliu Island. Purple Heart, Bronze Star. He was from Texas and is now deceased. Family contact ravela@jimwellscad.org

VENABLE, Robert W. "Bob", PFC. USMC, 1st Marine Division, 11th Regiment, 4th Bn, King Battery. Fought at Peleliu 15Sept44 to 28Oct44 and Okinawa 1April45 to28Sept45. Served as part of the China occupation force, at Tientsin, from 2Oct45 to 8Feb46. He was a Corporal at the time of his discharge on 10Mar46. Bob was from Wildwood, NJ. He currently lives in Kokomo, IN with his wife, Betty. He has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Update: Bob passed away January 2008. His family can be contacted at vmiles@dishmail.net

VENNARI, Paul J. - 1st Lt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* VERMEER, Marion B., PFC. K-3-5. From Centralia, WA. KIA on Okinawa.

VICK, Charles G., PFC. USMCR, 3rd 155 mm Howitzeer Battalion, Battery A, attached to the Artikllery Group, 1st Marine Division from D-1 until medically evacuated in late October 1944. He was also a POW of the Japanese, Sept 18-25,1944. Contact: VICKVENUS43@aol.com.

VILES, Lloyd R - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

VILLA, Alejandro M. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

VILLAGRAN, Adrian - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

VINCENT, Edward R. - 33rd Seabees - now deceased.

VOEGEL, Leonard F. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

VOGEL, Francis X. - 1st Lt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

VOSIKA, Donald A. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased (in 2004).

VOSIKA, Hector F. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

VROEGINDEWEY, Adrian. 1st Marine Division. He was Almost run over by a tank that broke the line and rolled straight at him. He ran at the tank and ducked. The person in the tank thought he had Something on him to throw under the tank treads to blow the thing up, But he had nothing of the sort. His brother died in Italy.

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