Rank and Name, Corporal Vern Marshall Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, 1st Bat (D-Comp) 2nd Marines, Marine Corps.
Vern is born approx. on 1920 in Haakon County, South Dakota.
Father, Pearl L. Anderson.
Mother, Lydia E. (Muters) Anderson.
Sister(s), Opal I. and Betty J. Anderson.
Brother(s), Ceril R. Orville R. Donald W. Cy and Jim Anderson.
Vern enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 331591.
Vern was KIA during the fights over Tarawa on Nov. 20, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Vern is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://tarawaontheweb.org/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com