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Van Gorp, Elza Max

VAN GORP

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 15:34:20

Van Gorp, Elza Max

Buckingham, IA

Serial No: 8605799

Born: Sep 16, 1921

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. George Van Gorp

Entered Navy: May 4, 1944

Training in US: NTS, Great Lakes, IL

Left for Sea Duty: Treasure Island, CA, San Francisco, CA on Jul 22, 1944; arrived Pearl Harbor on Jul 28, 1944. Assigned Navy Amphibious Force.

Sent to Front: Into combat Sep 11, 1944 as crew member of USS L.C.I. (G) 462.

Engagements: Leyte, Philippines, Oct 20, 1944, invasion; Luzon, Jan 9, 1945, invasion; Mar 26, 1945, 2 minor invasions in Ryuku Is.; Apr 1, 1945 invasion of Okinawa

Medals-Ribbons: American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific, Philippine Campaign Ribbon with 6 Stars, Victory Bar with 1 Star

Returned to US: Kwajalein, Marshall Is., Feb 1, 1946; San Pedro, CA, Feb 17, 1946

Discharged: Minneapolis, MN on Feb 25, 1946. Rating: M.M.M. 3/c

Months in Service: In US, 2-1/2; overseas, 18-1/2

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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