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Alexander, Robert F.

Rank and Name, Corporal Robert F. Alexander.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion.


Robert was born on June 28, 1920 in Malverin, Iowa.


Father, Frank Alexander.

Mother, Bessie Alexander.

Sister, Betty J. Alexander.

Brothers, Marion W. Donald H. and William C. Alexander.


Robert enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 341666.


Robert was KIA when he landed the beaches of Iwo Jima and his tractor was hit by a shell, he and a other heavenly wounded Soldier where brought to the USS Cecil for treatment, but he died , on Feb. 19, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Robert is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the missing.

He also got a Memorial Grave at East Liberty Cemetery, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA.


Thanks to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:3rd_Assault_Amphibian_Battalion,_United_States_Marine_Corps Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/ 


3rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion
His rank Corporal