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Looking at a USMC casualty card, it has 'DIS' for type of casualty. No idea what it means, can anyone enlighten me?

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Died In Service...if Irecall correctly

 

Probably anything from an accident,heart attack,injury non battle etc

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There you go Doyler comes through again! :)


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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There you go Doyler comes through again! :)

 

 

Not sure its correct but had seen it for Army personnel years ago on a form or letter to the family as the man died from injuries in a vehicle crash in England

 

Bryan has a list posted for the USMC.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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I agree with died in service. I've seen a couple examples of these with follow up information as to how the serviceman died. Most recent was a Vietnam SSgt. who died of a heart attack during a firefight

 

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Well, the man was a Marine, and Brobs' link seems to be the actual codes used by those casualty cards. Man was likely on Guadalcanal, so disease would be quite possible

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Well, the man was a Marine, and Brobs' link seems to be the actual codes used by those casualty cards. Man was likely on Guadalcanal, so disease would be quite possible

 

 

Agreed lots of malaria there.I knew a pilot who flew off of there named J.J.Powell.He contracted Malaria.Dengue Fever was also a common afliction.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Gotcha..makes sense. Every researchable item I have from a PTO infantry vet eventually leads to them contracting malaria and suffering with it throughout their lives

 

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If You ask Bill the Patch and Me, Died in Service is thee common heading on WWI trough Korea/Vietnam tombstones in the Cemeteries here abouts in Glendale Queens, we spent years exploring them back in the 70s, and would look for soldiers graves, like in the Jewish cemeteries. In the Jewish ones a lot of these from the Great War had porcelain photos of them on these tall narrow Hebrew tombstones, sometimes in civilian clothes, with like you know, derbys or straw hats on, and sometimes in uniform, either with a Campaign hat or Overseas cap on. Now for those who were Killed in Action, it would say Killed in Action. I suspect now that most of the Died in Service ones, died from the Spanish Flu right, there was so many of them in one particular Jewish Cemetery we would go to, outnumbering I think the ones marked Killed in Action.

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Gotcha..makes sense. Every researchable item I have from a PTO infantry vet eventually leads to them contracting malaria and suffering with it throughout their lives

I'll second that. I was given a wonderful WWII 41st Div. uniform by a local family, and had Geoff pull his files. They of course burned up, but his medical info survived and it had something like 6 pages of miscellaneous tropical afflictions.

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