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Private First Class Richard E. Kraus, USMCR (October 3, 1944)

http://lalapex.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=https://lalapex.com/wp-admin/ As regular readers know, I’ve been blogging every World War II Medal of Honor recipient on their 70th anniversaries, and I have to offer my apologies because it appears I missed one!

where to order cipro Richard Edward Kraus was born on November 24, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was on his 18th birthday in 1943 that he joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve. His first combat action was during the Marine Corps‘ assault on Peleliu in the fall of 1944 as part of a unit attached to the 1st Marine Division.

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Private First Class Wesley Phelps, USMCR (October 4, 1944)

Wesley Phelps was born on June 12, 1923 in Neafus, Kentucky. After graduating from high school in 1942, he began studying the trade of radio equipment repair. That career wasn’t to be as he was called by his nation for World War II service and inducted into the United States Marine Corps Reserve on April 9, 1943.

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Private First Class John D. New, USMC (September 25, 1944)

John Dury New was born on August 12, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama. He was just 17 years old on Sunday, December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The following day, he was the very first man from Mobile to volunteer and enlist in the United States Marine Corps to go fight our Japanese enemy.

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Captain Everett P. Pope, USMC (September 19-20, 1944)

Everett Parker Pope was born on July 16, 1919 in Milton, Massachusetts. He moved with his family to North Quincy and was a member of the North Quincy High School’s class of 1936. He then attended Bowdoin College in Maine. After graduating with honors in 1941, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

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Private First Class Charles H. Roan, USMCR (September 18, 1944)

Charles Howard Roan was born on August 26, 1923 in Claude, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in December 1942. After his training as a Marine rifleman, he joined the active Marine Corps’ 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and the 1st Marine Division. Like Arthur J. Jackson, Roan’s first combat experience was during the Battle of Cape Gloucester.

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Private First Class Arthur J. Jackson, USMC (September 18, 1944)

Arthur J. Jackson was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 18, 1924. He volunteered and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December 1942 at age eighteen. After his recruit training in San Diego, California, he joined the 1st Marine Division in time to see his first combat service during the Battle of Cape Gloucester.

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Cpl. Lewis K. Bausell, USMC & 1st Lt. Carlton R. Rouh, USMCR (September 15, 1944)

On September 15, 1944, the United States Marine Corps1st Marine Division began the assault on the island of Peleliu. Peleliu was identified as a necessary target to seize as both flank protection and staging area for later attacks on the Philippines and on to Japan.

Two Marines – both from the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment – received the Medal of Honor for their heroism on the first day of the assault. Both were awarded because the Marines smothered grenade blasts with their bodies.

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