Hi! I was sitting last night and going through all the First-Day Covers and postcards I had collected at stamp shows in the past years. Got to pare down for the move, so was just sorting. Came across this WWII cover, from a Marine in the 3rd MAW. So, I looked him up and typed up all the info and muster rolls. Pretty fun, I thought!
Elwood C Dice
Born: 28 Aug 1924 - Greene Co., Ohio
Died: 12 Jul 1970 - Dayton, Ohio
Parents: Clifford L & Mildred E Dice
Siblings: Juanita, Phillip, Leroy
In 1930, they lived at 449 S. Monroe Street, Xenia, Ohio
In 1935, they lived in Portsmouth, Virginia
In 1940, they lived at 110 S. Columbus St., Xenia, Ohio
In the 1950s and 60s, he lived in Dayton, and was a worker at National Cash Register Co.
Enlisted: 5 Mar 1943
Released: 3 Nov 1945
Service # 812723
5 Mar 1943 - Marine Service Squadron 31, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, FMF, Cherry Point, NC (Pvt / 1-13 and 17-31, avn d; 14-16 temp d at MCAS, Parris Island, SC)
Apr 1943 - 4th Recruit Bn Recruit Depot, MB, Parris Island, SC (Pvt)
Oct 1943 - Service Sq 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 4th Marine Base Defense Wing, FMF (Pvt / 1-19, aboard USAT Puebla; 20, emb at Uvea, Wallis Island; 21-31, M.Trans.)
Jan 1944 - Service Sq 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 4th Marine Base Defense Wing, FMF (PFC / 1-27, avn d; 28, emb aboard USS Typhoon; 30, sailed fr Uvea, Wallis Island aboard USS Typhoon.)
Apr 1944 - Mar Ser Sq 31, MarAirGp 31, 4th Marine Base Defense Air Wing, FMF (Cpl / MT Parts Ck)
July 1944 - Service Sq 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 4th Marine Base Defense Wing (Sgt / MT Parts Ck)
Jan 1945 - Marine Service Sq , Fleet Marine Aircraft Wing, FMF, USMC Air Station, Cherry Point, NC (Sgt / 1-25, fur; 26, jd in person)
Oct 1945 - Service Sq, Marine Aircraft 34, Ninth Marine Aircraft Wing, FMF, MCAuxAirStation, Oak Grove, New Bern, NC (Sgt / 1-25, Transportation Parts Clk; 26, to MWSS-9, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC)
Xenia Evening Gazzette, 27 June 1944
I like his little decoration on the back.