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Thomas, John Robert

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Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 15:26:21

Thomas, John Robert

Traer, IA

Serial No: 7022716

Born: Feb 13, 1918

Parents: Paul and Zenaide Thomas

Entered Coast Guard: Oct 28, 1943

Training in US: Curtis Bay, MD; Rahway, NJ; Camp Bradford, VA

Left for Overseas: From New Orleans, LA in Nov 1944; arrived Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in Dec 1944. Assigned to LST 792.

Engagements: Iwo Jima, D-Day, Feb 1945; Okinawa, D-Day, Apr 1, 1945

Medals-Ribbons: Marksmanship

Returned to US: Okinawa, Nov 1945; arrived San Diego, CA

Discharged: Wilmington, CA Dec 19, 1945

Rating: SM2/c

Months in Service: In US, 6; overseas, 19

Present Occupation: Plumbing and heating

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

Researcher Note: John Robert Thomas is buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. A matching stone next to John Robert is that of Euterpa Thomas, possibly his wife. She was born in 1919. There is no death date for her. He died in 2002.


 

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