In Memoriam

In Memoriam is run on a space-available basis. Those wishing to submit items should include full name, age, location at time of death (city and state), last grade held, dates of service, units served in, and, if possible, a published obituary. Allow at least four months for the notice to appear...
David D. Ash , 91, of Clovis, N.M. He was a Marine who served during WW II. He saw action on Iwo Jima. His awards include two Purple Hearts. Capt Harlin E. Bell , 91, of Moneta, Va. He was a Marine who served in the Pacific. After the war, he worked as a crop duster, flying small airplanes. During...
Lieutenant General Lawrence F. Snowden Lieutenant General Lawrence F. Snowden, who was a company commander during the fierce fighting on Iwo Jima, and later was instrumental in establishing Reunion of Honor ceremonies for the battle’s veterans and their families, died at age 95 in Tallahassee, Fla...
Training Incident Results In Marine Fatality LCpl Austin J. Ruiz , 19, of Naples, Fla., was pronounced dead following a live-fire training mishap, Jan. 13, 2017, at Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms, Calif. LCpl Ruiz was a combat engineer with 3d Combat Assault Battalion, 3d Marine Division, II...
DPAA Identifies Remains of WW II Marines The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently announced that the remains of several U.S. Marines, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified. The remains were recovered from Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. The...
DPAA Works to Identify Remains of Tarawa Marines Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is in the process of exhuming the caskets of approximately 100 unknown Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa. The Marines’ remains were interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu,...
Remains of Tarawa Marines Recovered, Identified The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently announced that the remains of several U.S. Marines, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified. The remains were recovered from Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands...
Richard A. Atmore, of Ventura, Calif. He was a Marine who served for 21 years, including two tours during the Korean War and one during the Vietnam War. He also was stationed in Guam, China and Japan. After his retirement from the military he became a teacher and coach. Robert E. Beard Sr. , 84, of...
Hornet Crash Results in Pilots Death A Third Marine Aircraft Wing pilot, Major Richard Norton , based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., died as the result of an F/A-18C Hornet crash during a training mission in the vicinity of Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., on...
Remains of Tarawa Marines Recovered, Identified The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently announced that the remains of several U.S. Marines, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and returned to their families for burial. The remains were recovered from Betio Island...

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