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Mochal, Milo, Jr


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 18:26:12

Mochal, Milo, Jr

Traer, IA

Serial No: 8597129

Born: May 7, 1923

Parents: Milo and Minnie Mochal

Entered Navy: Oct 2, 1943, Reserves

Training in US: NTS and USN Hospital Corps School, Farragut, ID; US Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA; Field Med. Sch. Ben., Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA; H & S Co., 5th Engr. Bn., 5th marine Div., F.M.F., Camp Pendleton.

Left for Overseas: San Diego, CA on Sep 4, 1944; arrived Hilo, Hawaii, Sep 12, 1944

Overseas Training: Camp Tarawa, Hawaii, Sep 1944 to Feb 1945 and Apr 1945 to Sep 1945. Assigned H&S Co and Co. C, 5th Engr. Bn., 5th marine Div., F.M.F.

Sent to Front: Feb 19, 1945 with Co. C, 5th Engr. Bn., 5th Marine Div., F.M.F.

Engagements: Seizure of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Feb 19 to Mar 26, 1945

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon with 1 Battle Star, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with Star

Returned to US: Saesebo, Kyushu, Japan, Dec 17, 1945 to San Diego, CA, Jan 1, 1946

Discharged: USN Per. Sep. Center, Minneapolis, MN, Jan 19, 1946. Rating: PhM2/c

Months in Service: In US, 12; overseas, 16-1/2

Occupation duty with H&S Co, 5th Engr. Bn., 5th Mar. Div., at Saesebo, Kyushu, Japan, Sep to Dec 1945

Present Occupation: Student

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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