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Aliff, Patrick Melvin

Rank and Name, Sergeant Melvin Patrick Aliff.

Unit/Placed in,2nd Battalion (F-Comp.), 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division “Fighting Forth” .


Melvin is born on May 24, 1920 in Keystone, West Virginia.


Father, Oadey L. Aliff.

Mother, Esther M. (Concannon) Aliff .

Sisters, Rita and Rosalyn C. Aliff.

Brothers, Oadey P. Leonard L.. Elwin E. Edmund H. and William Aliff.


Melvin enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 465172.



Melvin died in a Hospital ship of his wounds sustained during the landing at Saipan on June 15, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.



Melvin is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-saipan 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/

2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines
Army reinforcements disembarking from LST's form a graceful curve as they proceed across coral reef toward the beach. Saipan, ca. June/July 1944.
Melvin P. Aliff
His rank Sergeant