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U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) Profiles and Veterans
World War II in the Pacific War and Korean War
Pacific Wrecks interviews U. S. Marine Corps veterans of World War II in the Pacific and the Korean War. If you would like to be profiled or interviewed contact us.
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Bob Allan  28th Marines, Iwo Jima casualties and fighting.
John Basilone  served on Guadalcanal earned the Medal of Honor and killed on Iwo Jima.
Harold W. Bauer  pilot VMF-212 on Guadalcanal earned Medal of Honor and went MIA November 14, 1942.
Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.  2nd Marine Division on Tarawa earned Medal of Honor remains recovered 2015.
William J. Bordelon  2nd Marine Division on Tarawa earned Medal of Honor, posthumously.
Aubrey Buser  Signal Corps, Guadalcanal recollections.
Roger H. Brindos  VMF-321 F4U Corsair pilot shot down Prisoner Of War, executed.
Marion E. Carl  VMF-221 fighter pilot, ace and test pilot.
Darrell S. Cole  4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor, posthumously.
Bill Coggin  1st Marines Guadalcanal recollections, friendly fire, Tenaru, raids.
Jefferson J. DeBlanc  VMF-112 fighter pilot earned Medal of Honor.
Arthur F. Dreves  1st Marine Division, C/1/1 Pelielu, Okinawa and north China.
Aquilla J. Dyess  4th Marine Division earned Medal of Honor.
Ed Foley  1st Marines Guadalcanal Landing, Air raids combat and dogfights.
Howard Fuller  VMTB-131 ordnance & engineering.
Robert E. Galer  VMF-224 fighter pilot earned Medal of Honor
Henry Gurke  3rd Marine Raider Battalion KIA November 9, 1943 earned Medal of Honor.
Robert M. Hanson  VMF-214 and VMF-215 F4U Corsair pilot claimed 25 aerial victories, MIA February 3, 1944.
William D. Hawkins  2nd Marine Division on Tarawa earned Medal of Honor posthumously.
Don Huebner  1st Marine Division, Australia, Goodenough, Finchafen, Cape Gloucester, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Okinawa.
Douglas T. Jacobson  4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor.
Henry W. Jones  7th Marines Division, 3rd Battalion, Company I Killed In Action October 18, 1944 on Peleliu.
Jacklyn H. Lucas  5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor.
A. W. Matzer  Marine Air Group 32 (MAG-32) Headquarters Squadron SBD gunner and radio operator in the Philippines.
Leon W. McStine  1st Marine Division Killed In Action September 17, 1942 on Guadalcanal remains Missing In Action (MIA).
Chris Merillat  Marine Correspondent, Guadalcanal journal entries and recollections.
Jack Morris  VMF-218 F4U Corsair pilot shot down and rescued by Catalina and reunited with his former aircraft in 1991.
Robert G. Owensos, Jr.  VMF-215 F4U Corsair pilot and ace earned the Navy Cross and retired as a Major General.
Thomas J. Pechacek  1st Defense Battalion on Wake Island and Prisoner Of War (POW).
Wesley Phelps  1st Marine Division, 7th Marines Peleliu earned Medal of Honor posthumously.
Everett P. Pope  1st Marine Division 1/1 earned the Medal of Honor on Peleliu.
John B. Quinn, Jr.  6th Marines MIA July 29, 1945 on southern Okinawa.
Haig Sarafian  3rd Defense Battalion MIA September 19, 1944 on Hill 100 on Peleliu.
Ron Schneider  Battle of Bloody Ridge September 13-14, 1942 earned Navy Cross.
Alexander A. Vandegrift  1st Marine Division, earned Medal of Honor, commandant of the Marine Corps.
Kenneth A. Walsh  VMF-124 fighter pilot earned Medal of Honor.
William G. Walsh  5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor posthumously.
Wilson D. Watson  3rd Marine Division on Iwo Jima earned Medal of Honor.


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