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#1 Bigdibbs88

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:55 PM

Hi guys-  I'd really appreciate any help with information on my great uncle.  I was able to find the text version of his casualty card but not the actual card itself which I believe would have more information.  The text version seems to back up the family story that he was wounded on Okinawa.  His name was Thomas William Morris- Co.B 1/1.  From Michigan. If possible I'd like to confirm that it was Okinawa and try to put some circumstances around his wounding.

 

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#2 Blacksmith

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:20 PM

Hello. This is likely him. B-1-1, on a muster roll from April 1945.

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#3 ww2marine

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:14 AM

Like Blacksmith shows he was indeed on Okinawa. Service # 404601 if you were so inclined to order his file. Ancestry shows he does have a casualty card for the Okinawa campaign, but it fails to list the exact day and nature of wounds. You can request his casualty card here at this email address: [email protected] .This is the Marine Corps Historical department on Quantico that keeps the casualty cards. His actual card should have more information. Hope this hepls



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:53 PM

looks like he was a machinegunner.  Thank you both!  I will email the USMC address.


Edited by Bigdibbs88, 14 February 2019 - 03:59 PM.



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