My county published a book about its participation in WWII, and in it can be found photos of nearly every local KIA/DNB/etc. Extremely touching, and I have spent hours looking at these fellows. This little town lost a man pretty much everywhere. Wake Island seems to be the exception, based on my non-scientific analysis of our 265 losses. I have about 7 or 8 copies of the book, and they happened to have about four across the room at the shop, so I quickly checked it, and there were only two men whose last name started with a "V".
When I returned home, I used findagrave to search the first possibility, and it ended up being the correct hunch. His page listed his mother and father's names, and his mother was Clara V. V-o-g-e-l.
This Marine was killed by a sniper on Peleliu on October 25, 1944, a month into the battle. According to the musters, he was in a Marine Aviation unit, so I suspect he was groundcrew. I can only imagine that a month into the battle, the airfields, which would ideally be secured by then, were quite a high-value target. I imagine there was trouble with snipers to the bitter end, and Technical Sgt. V-o-g-e-l was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Here he is, as pictured in the local book "Muskingum County Men and Women in World War II" be a noted local historian. Given his dress blues, and the fact that he's smiling, whereas many others in the book are not, and maybe even the detail that it was a sniper that got him, his is one of a few faces that always jumped out at me over the years, and I am truly humbled to have found this reminder of his life and death.