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Van Zandt, Jack Benson

Rank and Name, Private First Class Jack Benson Van Zandt.

Unit/Placed in, 1st Battalion (A-Comp.) 6th Marines, Marine Corps.

 

Jack is born on Oct. 8, 1922 in Danville, Illinois.

 

Father, George W. Van Zandt.

Mother, Blance M. (Youngblood) Van Zandt.

Sister, Alleen and Lois Van Zandt.

Brother, George L. Van Zandt.

 

Jack enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 398856.

 

Jack was KIA inland of Tarawa destroying Japanese Fortifications in a fierce Combat on Oct. 22, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at, Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA.

 

Thanks to https://www.6thmarines.marines.mil/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

1St Battalion 6th Marines
Memorial
His rank Private First Class