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Kostlan, Marvin Dale


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 15:58:41

Kostlan, Marvin Dale

Buckingham, IA

Serial No: 325564

Born: Nov 12, 1919

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Kostlan

Enlisted in Marines: Oct 31, 1941

Training in US: Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA; Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, 87th and Anthony Vocational School, Chicago, IL

Left for Overseas: First time, San Diego, CA on Feb 9, 1943. Second time, North Island, CA on Mar 30, 1945; arrived New Hebrides on March 1943

Engagements: New Georgia, Okinawa, occupation of Japan

Medals-Ribbons: Pre-Pearl Harbor, Good Conduct, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars, American Theater, Occupation of Japan Ribbon; Expert Bayonet, Rifle and Pistol Medals.

Returned to US: First time, New Hebrides, 1944. Second time, Japan 1945; arrived San Francisco, CA on Jan 19, 1944; North Island, CA, Nov 15, 1945

Discharged: Miramar, Nov 29, 1945. Rating: T/Sgt

Months in Service: In US, 30; overseas, 20

Present Occupation: Farming

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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