Fallen Hometown Heroes -  Montgomery County, MD

We solemnly remember and pay tribute to the County’s fallen service members who have died in service to our country since World War I. 

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The records show these men and women as enlisting, being originally from, or having at one time lived in Montgomery County, MD. We consider the U.S. Department of Defense home of entry records as the official designation of military residency.

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Navy LTJG Randal Barker Adams

Navy LTJG Randal Barker Adams, 28, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Chenango. Adams was killed in action during the Battle of Roi-Namur. Gave his life on January 31, 1944. Graduated from Western High School in D.C. in 1932.

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Navy ENS William Joseph Allen

Navy ENS William Joseph Allen, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Langely (CVL-27), Torpedo Squadron 44, Third Fleet. Allen was killed in action during a battle in Formosa. Gave his life on January 9, 1945.

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Army PFC Herbert Franklin “Jake” Allnutt

Army PFC Herbert Franklin “Jake” Allnutt, 25, of Germantown, Maryland. He was assigned to Company A, 208th Engineer Combat Battalion. Allnutt was killed in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky. Gave his life February 1, 1944.

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Army SSG William E. Altemus

Army SSG William E. Altemus, 23, of Wheaton, Maryland. He was assigned to the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Altemus died from wounds received during combat in Holland. Gave his life on October 13, 1944.

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Air Force PVT Ramon Charles Altenreid

Air Force PVT Ramon Charles Altenreid, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Altenreid was killed in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident in Australia. Gave his life on February 9, 1944.

 

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Navy PHM2 Robert Everett Arnott

Navy PHM2 Robert Everett Arnott, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to USS Pennsylvania (BB-38). Arnott was killed in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor. His body was not recovered. Gave his life on December 7, 1941.

Harold Abner Axtell, Jr.

Navy LTJG Harold Abner Axtell, Jr.

Navy LTJG Harold Abner Axtell, Jr., 24, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was Commander of the Armed Guard, S.S. East Indian. Axtell was killed when his ship was struck by a torpedo and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean during the war. His body was not recovered. Gave his life on November 3, 1942. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1941 with a major in Bacteriology and he was the Freshman Football Manager, a member of the Latch Key Society and of the Sigma Phi Sigma fraternity.

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Marine Corps Capt Carl Olson Bachman

Marine Corps Capt Carl Olson Bachman, 27, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division. Bachman was killed in action. Gave his life on March 14, 1945.

Andrew Aloysius Barna

Air Force Maj Andrew Aloysius Barna

Air Force Maj Andrew Aloysius Barna, 25, of Bethesda, Maryland. Barna died in the line of duty from a non-combat related incident while in China. Gave his life on August 2, 1945.

Horace Lincoln Beall, Jr.

Army LTC Horace Lincoln Beall, Jr.

Army LTC Horace Lincoln Beall, Jr., 39, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 163rd Infantry Regiment. Beall died from a non-battled related incident in Rockhampton Region, Australia. Gave his life on September 3, 1943. Beall graduated from Western High School in D.C. in 1920, and U.S. Military Academy – West Point in 1928.

 

Jack Palmer Beasley

Air Force SSgt Jack Palmer Beasley

Air Force SSgt Jack Palmer Beasley, 24, of Burtonsville, Maryland. He was assigned to the 700th Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group. Beasley died from wounds received during combat. Gave his life on March 7, 1944. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1937.

Charles Roscoe Beavers

Army PVT Charles Roscoe Beavers

Army PVT Charles Roscoe Beavers, 31, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Beavers was killed in action in France. Gave his life on August 27, 1944.

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Army CPT Harrison Bruce Beavers

Army CPT Harrison Bruce Beavers, 48, of Brookeville, Maryland. He was assigned to infantry. Beavers in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on September 6, 1944. Graduated from McKinley Technology High School.

Richard M. Bell

Army SSG Richard M. Bell

Army SSG Richard M. Bell of Kensington, Maryland. He was assigned to the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Bell was killed in action. Gave his life on February 22, 1945. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1940.

Llewellyn Lee Benjamin, Jr.

Marine Corps PFC Llewellyn Lee Benjamin, Jr.

Marine Corps PFC Llewellyn Lee Benjamin, Jr., 18, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 1st Pioneer Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Benjamin was killed in action. Gave his life on September 27, 1944. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1942.

 

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Air Force SSgt Daniel Charles Bereck, Jr.

Air Force SSgt Daniel Charles Bereck, Jr., 30, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the 850th Bomber Squadron, 490th Bomber Group, B-176 “Lucky Strike”. Bereck was killed in action. He was declared missing. Gave his life on April 9, 1945.

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Air Force 2nd Lt Merrill Bernard, Jr.

Air Force 2nd Lt Merrill Bernard, Jr., 25, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the 18th Bomber Squadron, B-24E. Bernard died in the line of duty when his bomber crashed into the McCoy Mountains, nine miles west of Blythe, California. Gave his life on October 15, 1943.

Claude Alton Bodine

Army SGT Claude Alton Bodine

Army SGT Claude Alton Bodine, 30, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the 3rd 18th Infantry, 80th Infantry Division. Bodine was killed in action in Germany after his unit was captured in the town of Grablesben. Gave his life on April 10, 1945. Gradu ated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1934.

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Army PFC Donald Wilbur Bonney

Army PFC Donald Wilbur Bonney, 20, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to the 48th Services Squadron, 45th Service Group. Bonney died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on May 27, 1943.

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Army PVT Harry Bort, Jr.

Army PVT Harry Bort, Jr., 27, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the 36th Engineer Regiment. Bort was killed in action. Gave his life on February 25, 1944.

 

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Army SGT Reed M. Bottomley

Army SGT Reed M. Bottomley, 31, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned as a Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F #42-29658, 367th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group, Heavy. Bottomley was killed in action when his B-17 was hit by German flak and crashed in Stotel, eight miles south of Bremerhaven, Germany during the war. Gave his life on April 17, 1943.

Calvert Sheriff Bowie

Marine Corps Capt Calvert Sheriff Bowie

Marine Corps Capt Calvert Sheriff Bowie, 25, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron. Bowie was lost at sea while on a reconnaissance mission near Guadalcanal. Gave his life on May 30, 1943.

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Army PVT Harold Kenneth Bradfield

Army PVT Harold Kenneth Bradfield, 28, of Cabin John, Maryland. He was assigned to 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Bradfield was killed in action in the Netherlands. Gave his life on November 27, 1944.

Robert Graham Bradley

Navy LT Robert Graham Bradley

Navy LT Robert Graham Bradley, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS. Princeton (CVL-23). Bradley was declared missing in action when the Princeton was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf during the war. Gave his life on October 24, 1944. Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1943.

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Air Force 2nd Lt Franklyn Piersol Bunker

Air Force 2nd Lt Franklyn Piersol Bunker, 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 15th Photographic Squadron, 10th Reconnaissance Group. Bunker was killed in action. Gave his life on February 25, 1945.

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Paul Elias Bussler, Jr.

Army SGT Paul Elias Bussler, Jr.

Army SGT Paul Elias Bussler, Jr., 19, of Ashton, Maryland. He was assigned to 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Bussler was killed in action. Gave his life on August 11, 1944.

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Air Force Sgt Gordon J. Cairns

Air Force Sgt Gordon J. Cairns, 28, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 471st Bomber Squadron, 334th Bomber Group. Cairns was killed in action. Gave his life on January 6, 1943.

Day Canterbury

Army PFC Day Canterbury

Army PFC Day Canterbury, 28, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Canterbury was killed in action. Gave his life on July 11, 1944.

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Marine Corps Pvt Horace Collier Carpenter

Marine Corps Pvt Horace Collier Carpenter, 20, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, FMF, MARIANAS. Carpenter was killed in action. Gave his life on June 14, 1944.

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Air Force 1st Lt Allison Henderson Chapin, Jr.

Air Force 1st Lt Allison Henderson Chapin, Jr., 23, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to the 2086th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon. Chapin died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident in Kachin State, Myanmar. Gave his life on February 20, 1956. Graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology – College of Engineering in 1943.

 

Edward Allen Clarke

Air Force 2nd Lt Edward Allen Clarke

Air Force 2nd Lt Edward Allen Clarke, 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 11th Fighter Squadron, 343 Fighter Group. Clarke died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident in Alaska. Gave his life on March 13, 1944.

Carl Albert Cline, Jr.

Army CPT Carl Albert Cline, Jr.

Army CPT Carl Albert Cline, Jr., 26, of Clagettsville, Maryland. He was assigned to Headquarters, 1st Battalion. Cline was killed in action in Germany. Gave his life on September 20, 1944. Graduated from the University of Maryland in 1941.

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Army MAJ Everett Smith Cofran

Army MAJ Everett Smith Cofran, 42, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the 3rd Military Government Regiment. Cofran died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident in Passau, Bavaria, Germany. Gave his life on January 7, 1946.

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Army PVT Ernest Russell Cook

Army PVT Ernest Russell Cook, 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 578th Signal Depot Company. Cook died in the line of duty of a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on April 11, 1945.

Russell Reed Copeland

Army PFC Russell Reed Copeland

Army PFC Russell Reed Copeland, 24, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division. Copeland was killed in action. Gave his life on November 23, 1944. Graduated from Allegany High School in 1938.

 

John Preston Cox

Air Force 1st Lt John Preston Cox

Air Force 1st Lt John Preston Cox, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 44th Wings, 18th Division. Cox was shot down while flying over Rabaul, Papua New Guinea and held as a prisoner of war in Rabaul by the Japanese Military. He was killed in action when he was executed. Gave his life on March 5, 1944. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1938.

Wallace McDonald Craigie

Army LTC (Ret.) Wallace McDonald Craigie

Army LTC (Ret.) Wallace McDonald Craigie, 71, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Calvary. Craigie died in line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on October 12, 1944. He was a professor of military science and tactics at Washington High School Cadet Corps from 1921 to 1944.

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Army PVT William M. Cronise

Army PVT William M. Cronise, 19, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 533rd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment. Cronise died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on April 1, 1944.

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Army SSG Preston Eugene Curtis

Army SSG Preston Eugene Curtis, 22, of Bethesda Maryland. He was assigned to 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Curtis was killed in action when he was leading a squad across the Ruhr River in Germany. Gave his life on April 13, 1945. He attended Rockville High School.

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Army PVT Russel Davis Curtis

Army PVT Russel Davis Curtis, 22, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to Quartermaster Corps. Curtis was killed in the line of duty from a non-battled related incident. Gave his life on February 27, 1945.

 

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Air Force Capt Clifford H. Davis

Air Force Capt Clifford H. Davis, 24, of Montgomery County, Maryland. He was assigned to 353rd Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group. Davis was killed in action. Gave his life on January 29, 1945. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1938.

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Air Force 1st Lt James R. Davis

Air Force 1st Lt James R. Davis of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 431st Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group. Davis was killed in action when his plane crashed into the sea and exploded, possibly after having been hit by an aerial bomb. He was declared missing in action. Gave his life on January 2, 1944.

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Army PFC Robert Henry Davis

Army PFC Robert Henry Davis, 27, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to 29th Chemical Decontamination Co. Davis died in the line of duty while loading mortar ammunition that subsequently exploded aboard LSTs in West Loch, Pearl Harbor. Gave his life on May 21, 1944.

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Air Force Sgt Robert Philip Davis

Air Force Sgt Robert Philip Davis, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 6th Bomber Squadron, 29th Bomber Group. Davis died from wounds received in action. Gave his life on May 15, 1945.

William Bruce Davis

Army CPT William Bruce Davis

Army CPT William Bruce Davis, 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to Company C, 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division. Davis was killed in action during a raid at Metz. Gave his life on September 10, 1944. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1936. Attended the University of Maryland.

 

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Army MAJ Robert Stanley Dayhoff

Army MAJ Robert Stanley Dayhoff, 34, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to Transportation Corp. Dayhoff died in the line of duty from a non-battled related incident. Gave his life on January 18, 1945.

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Army SSG Harry Clinton Dean, Jr.

Army SSG Harry Clinton Dean, Jr., 34, of Bethesda Maryland. He was assigned to 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division. Dean was killed in action. Gave his life on May 30, 1945.

Lewis Edward Dixon

Navy LCDR Lewis Edward Dixon

Navy LCDR Lewis Edward Dixon, 42, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to USS. Miantonomah. Dixon was killed in action when his ship struck a mine and sunk off the coast of France during the war. He was declared missing at sea. Gave his life on September 25, 1944.

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Army TSGT Milton Smith Dobbs

Army TSGT Milton Smith Dobbs, 28, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division. Dobbs was killed in action. Gave his life on December 15, 1944.

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Army 1LT Daniel Dodd

Army 1LT Daniel Dodd, 39, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to Transportation Corp. Dodd died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on October 12, 1944.

 

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Army PFC Edward Lee Doggett

Army PFC Edward Lee Doggett, 22, of Poolesville, Maryland. He was assigned to 338th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division. Doggett died of wounds received in action. Gave his life on October 13, 1944.

Navy S2 John Livingston Donaldson

Navy S2 John Livingston Donaldson

Navy S2 John Livingston Donaldson, 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. Donaldson was declared missing in action. Gave his life on April 6, 1945. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1943.

George Dorris Dorroh, Jr.

Army TEC4 George Dorris Dorroh, Jr.

Army TEC4 George Dorris Dorroh, Jr., 19, of Garrett Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 2nd Signal Service Battalion, Signal Corps. Dorroh died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on January 19, 1945. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1943.

 

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Army PFC Emery Ervin Dove

Army PFC Emery Ervin Dove, 31, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Dove was killed in action. Gave his life on August 6, 1943.

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Army PVT Willie Vernon Dove

Army PVT Willie Vernon Dove of Rockville, Maryland. Dove was killed in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on unknown.

 

Robert Lowell Dunham

Army PFC Robert Lowell Dunham

Army PFC Robert Lowell Dunham, 25, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 23rd Armored Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Division. Dunham was killed in action while helping his unit build bridges across the Seine and Meuse Rivers so the divison could march in Belgium. Gave his life on August 17, 1944. Graduated from Montgomery Blair Highschool in 1938.

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Army SGT Alfred Benjamin Duvall 92nd Infantry Division, Buffalo Soldiers

Army SGT Alfred Benjamin Duvall, 31, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to 366th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division. Duvall was killed in action. Gave his life on February 10, 1945.

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Army PVT Thomas Woodrow Elliott

Army PVT Thomas Woodrow Elliott, 22, of Burtonsville, Maryland. He was assigned to 209th Coastal Artillery Battalion. Elliott died in the line of duty from a non-battled related incident. Gave his life on September 2, 1942.

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Navy Storekeeper 2C Vilas Warren Erwin

Navy Storekeeper 2C Vilas Warren Erwin, 22, of Bethesda, Maryland. Erwin was killed in action. His body was not recovered. Gave his life on June 14, 1945.

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Marine Corps Pvt Frank L. Fahrenwald

Marine Corps Pvt Frank L. Fahrenwald, 20, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Company K, 5th Marine, 1st Marine Division. Fahrenwald was killed in action. Gave his life on September 14, 1942.

 

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Air Force Pvt John Joseph Faris

Air Force Pvt John Joseph Faris, 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 49th Fighter Control Squadon, 49th Pursuit Group. Faris died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on April 21, 1942.

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Army PVT Woodrow Farr

Army PVT Woodrow Farr, 19, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 362nd Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division. Farr was killed in action. Gave his life September 1944. He graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in 1943. He had been a Boy Scout, a member of the high school cadet corps and the Brookland Baptist Church.

Gordon Augustus Fidler

Gordon Augustus Fidler

Army 2LT Gordon Augustus Fidler, 30, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to Glider Infantry. Fidler was killed in action by a sniper. Gave his life on July 5, 1944.

Fearn Robert Field

Army 1LT Fearn Robert Field

Army 1LT Fearn Robert Field, 25, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to field artillery. Field was killed in action during a volunteer rescue mission in Germany in search of trapped men. Gave his life on March 6, 1945. Attended Georgetown Preparatory School. Graduated United States Military Academy Preparatory School (West Point) in 1943.

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Navy Em3C Carl Richard Fielding

Navy Em3C Carl Richard Fielding, 19, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Barbel. He was declared missing in action when his ship was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Palawan, Philippines during the war. Gave his life on February 4, 1945.

 

George William Foust

Air Force FO George William Foust

Air Force FO George William Foust, 25, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 71st Bomber Squadron, 38th Bombardment Group. Foust was declared missing in action after his squadron was attacked by a 5-ship convoy on the west coast of China. Gave his life on March 20, 1945. He graduated from the 63rd Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment, Douglas, GA, in November 1943.

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Air Force 2nd Lt Thomas Phillip Frank

Air Force 2nd Lt Thomas Phillip Frank, 21, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned co-pilot on B-24D, #42-40877, Headquarter’s Squadron, XIII Bomber Command. Frank died in the line of duty when his plane crashed on a training mission. Gave his life on March 1, 1944.

Robert Frey

Army TEC5 Robert Frey

Army TEC5 Robert Frey, 24, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to infantry. Frey died from wounds received in action. Gave his life on September 4, 1944.

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Air Force 2nd Lt John S. Fulks, Jr.

Air Force 2nd Lt John S. Fulks, Jr., 24, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 720th Bomber Squadron, 450th Bomber Group, 1st Air Force. Fulks was killed in action. Gave his life on April 2, 1944. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

Robert Hill Garvin

Air Force 2nd Lt Robert Hill Garvin

Air Force 2nd Lt Robert Hill Garvin, 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to RB-24E Liberator, 2115th Base Unit. Garvin died in the line of duty when his plane crashed while on a training flight out of Courtland Army Airfield, Alabama, ten miles southeast of Hartselle, Alabama during the war. Gave his life on February 23, 1945. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

 

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Air Force Capt Stuart Hamilton Gayness

Air Force Capt Stuart Hamilton Gayness, 37, of Takoma Park, Maryland. Gayness died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident during the war. He was among ten persons killed in the crash of an American Airlines plane near Nashville, Tennessee. Gave his life on October 15, 1943.

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Army LTC (Ret.) Edward Frost Geddings

Army LTC (Ret.) Edward Frost Geddings, 73, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to Medical Corps, Convalescent Detachment #338. Geddings died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on January 6, 1942. Graduated from South Carolina Medical College in 1890.

Joseph Tyler Giusta

Army SGT Joseph Tyler Giusta

Army SGT Joseph Tyler Giusta, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to B-24E Liberator (#41-29045), 457th Bomber Squadron, 330th Bomber Group. Giusta died in the line of duty when his airplane crashed twenty-five miles northeast of Biggs Field, near El Paso Texas. Gave his life on August 18, 1943.

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Air Force Sgt Ray Glacken

Air Force Sgt Ray Glacken, 35, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 389th Bomber Squadron, 312th Bomber Group. Glacken was killed in action. He was declared missing in action. Gave his life on July 9, 1944.

Joseph Ainsworth Glover, Jr.

Air Force Capt Joseph Ainsworth Glover, Jr.

Air Force Capt Joseph Ainsworth Glover, Jr., 22, of Wheaton, Maryland. He was assigned to 509th Bomber Squadron, 351st Bomber Group. Glover was killed in action. Gave his life on June 8, 1945.

 

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Army PFC William F. Gossard

Army PFC William F. Gossard, 25, of Barnesville, Maryland. He was assigned to 417 Infantry Regiment. Gossard was killed in action. Gave his life on March 30, 1945.

Edwin Joseph Griffith

Army LTC (Ret.) Edwin Joseph Griffith

Army LTC (Ret.) Edwin Joseph Griffith, 81, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Puerto Rico Regiment Infantry. Griffith died in the line of duty from natural causes during the war. Gave his life on September 10, 1942.

John William Guckeyson

Air Force Capt John William Guckeyson

Air Force Capt John William Guckeyson, 28, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group. Guckeyson was killed in action in Germany. Gave his life on May 21, 1944. Graduated from University of Maryland College Park in 1937.

Felix Ferdinando Guida

Navy EM2C Felix Ferdinando Guida

Navy EM2C Felix Ferdinando Guida, 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Dorado. Guida was declared missing in action when his ship was sunk by friendly fire near Cuba. Gave his life on October 12, 1943.

Arthur Leonard Gustafson

Navy LT Arthur Leonard Gustafson

Navy LT Arthur Leonard Gustafson, 28, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Peary. Gustafson was declared missing in action when his ship was sunk when attacked by Japanese dive bombers and was struck by five bombs in Darwin Harbor, Australia. Gave his life on February 19, 1942.

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Malcolm Parker Hanson, Sr.

Navy CDR Malcolm Parker Hanson, Sr.

Navy CDR Malcolm Parker Hanson, Sr., 47, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Hanson was killed in action in an airplane crash in Alaska. Gave his life on August 8, 1942. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1924. Commander Hanson served as chief radio engineer of the 1928 to 1930 Byrd South Pole expedition. Before returning to active naval duty in 1940, Commander Hanson was connected with the Washington Institute of Technology and from 1930 to 1937 he was in charge of the radio test laboratory of the Anacostia Naval Station.

Philip Stanley Harrison, Jr.

Air Force MSgt Philip Stanley Harrison, Jr.

Air Force MSgt Philip Stanley Harrison, Jr., 32, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 678th Bomber Squadron, 444th Bomber Group. Harrison was declared missing in action when two B-29s collided over the Pacific Ocean. Gave his life on June 1, 1945. Harrison was a gunner instructor on a B-29 and trained many troops, including Captain Clark Gable.

Alonzo Newton Hathway, Jr.

Marine Corps Capt Alonzo Newton Hathway, Jr.

Marine Corps Capt Alonzo Newton Hathway, Jr., 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the Grumman Avenger TBF-1 Torpedo Bomber, Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 233 based at Munda Point Airfield in the central Solomon Islands. Hathway was declared missing in action over Rabaul, New Britain during a night aerial mine-laying mission near Simpson Harbor. Gave his life on February 14, 1944.

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Navy LCDR Charles David Hayes

Navy LCDR Charles David Hayes, 40, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to USS Indianapolis (CA-35). Commander Hayes was declared missing in action in the Philippine Sea when his ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58. Gave his life on July 30, 1945.

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Army 1Lt Alfred Sloan Hazard

Army 1Lt Alfred Sloan Hazard, 25, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. Hazard died in the line of duty as a patient aboard C-46D #44-77341 that was on a medical flight bound for Tanauan Airfield, Leyte, Philippines, but crashed due to severe weather. Gave his life on March 10, 1945.

 

Richie Neale Henderson

Navy LCDR Richie Neale Henderson

Navy LCDR Richie Neale Henderson, 25, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Wahoo (SS-238). Commander Henderson was declared lost at sea when his ship was mortally damaged by the Japanses Navy and sank in La Perouse Strait, Northern Japan. Gave his life on October 11, 1943. Graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1940.

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Navy S2C Milton Eugene Henley

Navy S2C Milton Eugene Henley, 17, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Terror (CM-5). Henley was declared missing in action when his ship was hit by a Japanese Kamikaze while anchored in Kerama Retto during the war. Gave his life on May 1, 1945.

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Army PFC Donald Robert Higgins

Army PFC Donald Robert Higgins, 21, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. Higgins died from wounds received in action. Gave his life on December 4, 1944.

Claude Julian Hill

Navy LT Claude Julian Hill

Navy LT Claude Julian Hill, 23, of Clarksburg, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Escolar (SS-294). Lieutenant Hill was declared missing in action when his ship was attacked by an Imperial Japanese Navy ship and sunk off the Tsumshima Straights near Nagasaki Japan. Gave his life on Death October 17, 1944.

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Army PVT Louis Hill

Army PVT Louis Hill, 22, of Ashton, Maryland. He was assigned to 466th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion. Hill died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident and was declared missing in action. Gave his life on December 12, 1943.

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Army PVT William Beall Hill

Army PVT William Beall Hill, 24, of Bethesda, Maryland. Hill died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on August 6, 1944.

 

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Army PFC David Wilson Hines

Army PFC David Wilson Hines, 19, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. Hines was killed in action in Germany. Gave his life on October 7, 1944.

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Army PVT Donald Nicholas Hollander

Army PVT Donald Nicholas Hollander, 18, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Intelligence, Company B, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. Hollander was killed in action in France. Gave his life on March 16, 1945.

Woodard Hoover

Army 2LT Woodard Hoover

Army 2LT Woodard Hoover, 24, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to HQ Staff, 2nd Armored Division. Hoover died in the line of duty while his unit was fighting in the Battle of the Bulge of a non-battle related incident during the war. Gave his life on 1944. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1943.

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Navy S1 Robert Lee Hubbard

Navy S1 Robert Lee Hubbard, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the SS Joseph Wheeler. Hubbard was declared missing in action when his ship caught on fire during a German air attack in Bari, Italy. Gave his life on December 3, 1944.

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Army PVT James Wilbur Hudson

Army PVT James Wilbur Hudson, 25, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned 68th Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division. Hudson was killed in action. Gave his life on September 12, 1944.

 

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Navy S2 Benjamin “Benny” Henry Hunter

Navy S2 Benjamin “Benny” Henry Hunter, 18, of Potomac, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Comet (AP-166). Hunter was killed in action. Gave his life on December 3, 1944. Attended Cabin John School.

Harold Benton Jeffers

Air Force FO Harold Benton Jeffers

Air Force FO Harold Benton Jeffers, 23, of Dickerson, Maryland. Jeffers died in the line of duty of a non-battle related incident during the war when his AT-11 bombardier training plane crashed soon after its takeoff from Waco’s army flying school field. Gave his life on December 21, 1942.

William Frederick Jennings, Jr.

Air Force Cpl William Frederick Jennings, Jr.

Air Force Cpl William Frederick Jennings, Jr., 20, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 2117th Base Service Unit. Corporal Jennings was died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident during the war. Gave his life on February 26, 1945.

Clarence Preston Johnson

Army PVT Clarence Preston Johnson

Army PVT Clarence Preston Johnson, 28, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to Company B, 315th Infantry Regiment. Private Johnson died of wounds received in action. Gave his life on April 3, 1945.

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Army LTC (Ret.) Elza Charles Johnson

Army LTC (Ret.) Elza Charles Johnson, 69, of Bethesda, Maryland. Johnson died from a non-battle related incident during the war. Gave his life on April 14, 1942. Served in the Spanish-American War.

John Westley Johnson, Jr.

Army PVT John Westley Johnson, Jr.

Army PVT John Westley Johnson, Jr., 19, of Glen Echo Heights, Maryland. He was assigned to 506th Parachute Infantry. Johnson was killed in action in Belgium. Gave his life on December 19, 1944. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

 

Glenn Irving Jones

Army COL (Ret.) Glenn Irving Jones

Army COL (Ret.) Glenn Irving Jones, 59, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the Medical Corps and was Chief Surgeon at Walter Reed. Jones died from a non-battle related incident during the war. Gave his life on July 18, 1942. Graduated from George Washington University in 1905. Graduated from Army Medical School in 1910. Graduated from Army War College in 1928. Graduated from the School of Army Aviation Medicine in 1931.

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Navy F1 Lloyd Wesley Jones, Jr.

Navy F1 Lloyd Wesley Jones, Jr., 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Bristol (DD-453). Jones died when his ship was sunk by German submarine while enroute to Oran, Algeria during the war. Gave his life on October 13, 1943.

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Army TSGT Marion Franklin Jones

Army TSGT Marion Franklin Jones, 27, of Cabin John, Maryland. He was assigned to 83rd Chemical Battalion. Jones was declared missing in action. Gave his life on January 26, 1944.

William Francis Jones, Jr.

Navy MM3 William Francis Jones, Jr.

Navy MM3 William Francis Jones, Jr., 23, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Cisco. Jones was declared missing in action when his ship was sunk by Japanese aircraft west of Mindanao, Phillipines during the war. Gave his life on September 28, 1943.

Roger Wean Karr

Navy LTJG Roger Wean Karr

Navy LTJG Roger Wean Karr, 24, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Bomber-Fighter Squadron Seventeen (VBF-17). Karr was declared missing in action after his plane lost control after aerial combat with enemy fighter planes over enemy territory in Japan. Gave his life on March 19, 1945.

 

Richard Murgatroyd Kehoe

Air Force Tech Sgt Richard Murgatroyd Kehoe

Air Force Tech Sgt Richard Murgatroyd Kehoe, 21, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 461st Bombardment Group (H) as a radio operator/gunner for Russell #19-0. Kehoe was killed in action on B-24 Liberator when he was shot down while on his 45th bombing mission. Gave his life on August 12, 1944. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

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Navy S2 Mahlon John Kelbaugh

Navy S2 Mahlon John Kelbaugh, 17, of Barnesville, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Sims (DD-409). Kelbaugh was declared missing in action when his ship was sunk by enemy fire in the Coral Sea. Gave his life on May 7, 1942.

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Coast Guard S1 William Joseph Kelley, Jr.

Coast Guard S1 William Joseph Kelley, Jr., 29, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Kelley was declared missing in action. Gave his life on February 4, 1944.

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Marine Corps Pvt Edward Charles Kemeys

Marine Corps Pvt Edward Charles Kemeys, 18, of Garrett Park, Maryland. He was assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, New Britain. Kemeys was killed in action. Gave his life on January 22, 1944. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1942.

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Army PFC Benjamin Franklin Kemp, Jr.

Army PFC Benjamin Franklin Kemp, Jr., 19, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 362nd Regimental Combat Team, 91st Infantry Division. Kemp was killed in action near Pontadera, Italy. Gave his life on June 18, 1944. Attended Montgomery-Blair High School.

 

Elmer Hill Kiehl

Navy Cpt Elmer Hill Kiehl

Navy Cpt Elmer Hill Kiehl, 47, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Henrico (APA-45), Commander Transport Division 50. Kiel was killed in action when his ship was hit by a kamikaze plane attack. Gave his life on April 2, 1945. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1920.

Edward “Eddie” O. Kihlbom

Army TEC5 Edward “Eddie” O. Kihlbom

Army TEC5 Edward “Eddie” O. Kihlbom, 23, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Kihlbom died in line of duty from a non-battle related incident when one of the hand grenades he was delivering on his truck came loose and the truck exploded. Gave his life on May 26, 1943.

Charles Lawrence Kilburn

Army LTC Charles Lawrence Kilburn

Army LTC Charles Lawrence Kilburn, 50, of Bethesda, Maryland. Kilburn died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident in Miami. Gave his life on May 16, 1942. Graduated from West Point in 1913.

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Army PFC William Wallace Kirby, Jr.

Army PFC William Wallace Kirby, Jr., 20, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 383rd Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division. Kirby was killed in action. Gave his life on October 20, 1944.

Nelson McArthur Lancaster

Navy LTJG Nelson McArthur Lancaster

Navy LTJG Nelson McArthur Lancaster, 22, of Bethesda, Maryland. Lancaster was killed in action when his plane was shot down by the Japanese over the Pacific Ocean. His body was never recovered. Gave his life on May 8, 1945. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1940.

 

Hewitt Donald Lee

Army PFC Hewitt Donald Lee

Army PFC Hewitt Donald Lee, 23, of Colesville, Maryland. He was assigned to 414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division. Lee was killed in action. Gave his life on April 14, 1945.

John Fulton Ligon, Jr.

Army 2LT John Fulton Ligon, Jr.

Army 2LT John Fulton Ligon, Jr., 25, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to B-17F #42-29538, 843rd Bomber Squadron, 488th Bomber Group. Ligon died in the line of duty when his plane crashed six miles northeast of Hillsborough Army Airfield near Tampa, Florida. Gave his life on February 29, 1944.

William “Bill” Pinkney Linkins, Jr.

Marine Corps Sgt William “Bill” Pinkney Linkins, Jr.

Marine Corps Sgt William “Bill” Pinkney Linkins, Jr., 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. Linkins was killed in action when a shell fragment hit him in the head during the Japanese banzai charge in Tinian. Gave his life on July 25, 1944.

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Marine Corps Pvt Richard Allen Lowe

Marine Corps Pvt Richard Allen Lowe, 19, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Lowe was killed in action in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Gave his life on July 1, 1945. Attended Richard Montgomery High School.

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Navy RDM2C Morris Smead Lowman, Jr.

Navy RDM2C Morris Smead Lowman, Jr., 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Liddle (DE-206). Lowman was killed in action when his ship was attacked by Japanese Zero kamikaza pilots during the Battle at Ormoc Bay on the island of Leyte in the Pacific Ocean. Gave his life on December 7, 1944. Graduated from Coolidge High School in 1942. Attended the University of Maryland College Park.

 

John Edgar Lynch

Army 1Lt John Edgar Lynch

Army 1Lt John Edgar Lynch, 33, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 3607th Ordinance, Ordinance Department. Lynch died in the line of duty from a non-battled related incident. Gave his life on October 15, 1944. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1928.

Lawrence MacKenzie

Army 1LT Lawrence MacKenzie

Army 1LT Lawrence MacKenzie, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 85th Mountain Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, Company G. MacKenzie was killed in action by shrapnel from an artillery barrage while checking one of the rifle platoons. Gave his life on February 21, 1945. Attended University of Maryland College Park.

Woodrow Wilson Marth

Army PFC Woodrow Wilson Marth

Army PFC Woodrow Wilson Marth, 32, of Rockvile, Maryland. He was assigned to 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division. Marth was killed in action in Germany. Gave his life on March 11, 1945. Attended Richard Montgomery High School. Active member of the Rockville Fire Department.

Byron Tucker Masincupp

Navy RM3 Byron Tucker Masincupp

Navy RM3 Byron Tucker Masincupp, 22, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Shark (SS-314). Masincupp was declared missing in action when his ship was sunk by Japanese destroyer Harukaze off Taiwan during the war. Gave his life on October 24, 1944. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1940.

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Army CPT John William Mathers

Army CPT John William Mathers, 34, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 167th Glider Infantry, 11th Airborne Division. Mathers was killed in action. Gave his life on April 4, 1945.

 

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Army PVT William Ralph Mazur

Army PVT William Ralph Mazur, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Mazur was killed in action. Gave his life on August 9, 1944.

George Mark McDonald

Army SGT George Mark McDonald

Army SGT George Mark McDonald, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. McDonald was killed in action when his unit joined the battle for Vire, France. Gave his life on August 7, 1944. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1940.

Robert Clifton McKee

Army 1LT Robert Clifton McKee

Army 1LT Robert Clifton McKee, 23, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to Infantry. McKee was killed in action. Gave his life on November 16, 1944. Attended University of Maryland College Park.

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Air Force PFC Reed Augustus McRoberts

Air Force PFC Reed Augustus McRoberts, 34, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to Headquarters Squadron, 345th Bomber Group. McRoberts was killed in action in the Philippines. Gave his life on November 12, 1944.

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Air Force SSGT Ernest Woodrow Michael

Air Force SSGT Ernest Woodrow Michael, 26, of Kensington, Maryland. He was assigned to 1st Allied Airborne. Michael died in the line of duty from a non-battled related incident. Gave his life on November 26, 1944. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

 

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Army PVT Rosier Lee Mills, Jr.

Army PVT Rosier Lee Mills, Jr., 21, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to First Special Force, 3rd Company, 3rd Regiment. Mills was killed in action in the Mediterranean. Gave his life on February 18, 1944.

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Army TEC5 Ira Deane Minner

Army TEC5 Ira Deane Minner, 21, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 115th Medical Battalion, 40th Infantry Division. Minner died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on July 29, 1945.

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Navy S2 Howard Victor Mobley, Jr.

Navy S2 Howard Victor Mobley, Jr., 20, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Bennion (DD-662). Mobley died from wounds received from an explosion of an enemy shell in the Asiatic area. Gave his life on April 12, 1945. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1943.

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Army TEC5 Woodrow Wilson Mobley

Army TEC5 Woodrow Wilson Mobley, 21, of Kensington, Maryland. He was assigned to 5th Cavalry Regiment. Mobley died in the line of duty five days after the war ended. Gave his life on September 7, 1945.

John Holbrook Moffett

Air Force 2nd Lt John Holbrook Moffett

Air Force 2nd Lt John Holbrook Moffett, 19, of Kensington, Maryland. He was assigned to 467th Bombardment Group. Moffett died in the line of duty when two Army bombers collided near Salt Lake City, Utah. Gave his life on December 29, 1943.

 

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Army PFC Charles Warman Morris

Army PFC Charles Warman Morris, 30, of Wheaton, Maryland. He was assigned to 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division. Morris was killed in action near Dieuze, France. Gave his life on November 11, 1944.

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Army PFC John Henry Mussetter, Jr.

Army PFC John Henry Mussetter, Jr., 23, of Germantown, Maryland. He was assigned to Signal Corps. Mussetter died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident when he sustained knife-wounds in a fight with an unidentified enlisted man. Gave his life on June 3, 1944.

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Army TSGT Hugh Kennedy Myers

Army TSGT Hugh Kennedy Myers, 28, of Bethesda, Maryland. Myers died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on September 12, 1945.

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Army SGT Lloyd Douglas Newman 92nd Infantry Division Buffalo Soldiers

Army SGT Lloyd Douglas Newman, 33, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to 366th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division. Newman was killed in action. Gave his life on December 29, 1944.

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Army TEC5 Joseph Bird Nicholson

Army TEC5 Joseph Bird Nicholson, 22, of Olney, Maryland. He was assigned to 822nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. Nicholson was killed in action. Gave his life on March 30, 1945.

 

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Air Force Sgt Harry Marvin Norris

Air Force Sgt Harry Marvin Norris, 22, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 351st Bomber Group. Norris was killed in action. Gave his life on May 28,1944.

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Marine Corps Pvt John Ainslie Nugent

Marine Corps Pvt John Ainslie Nugent, 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 5th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. Nugent was killed in action in Iwo Jima, Japan. Gave his life on March 8, 1945. Graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Georgia. Attended George Washington University before joining the Marines.

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Marine Corps Pvt Owen Thomas O’Callaghan

Marine Corps Pvt Owen Thomas O’Callaghan, 18, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th Marines Regiment, 1st Marine Division. O’Callaghan died of wounds received in battle. Gave his life on June 6, 1945.

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Air Force FO Douglas Carlton Oland

Air Force FO Douglas Carlton Oland, 24, of Brookeville, Maryland. He was assigned to 64th Troop Carrier Squadron, 403rd Troop Carrier Group. Oland died in the line of duty when the plane he was flying exploded in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Gave his life on June 7, 1943.

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Air Force SSgt Lloyd Bernard Oliver

Air Force SSgt Lloyd Bernard Oliver, 24, of Takoma Park, Maryland. Oliver died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on February 5, 1943.

 

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Air Force 1st Lt Lloyd John Page, Jr.

Air Force 1st Lt Lloyd John Page, Jr., 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 313th Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group. Page was killed in action. Gave his life on August 26, 1944. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1939.

William Everett Patton

Army TEC4 William Everett Patton

Army TEC4 William Everett Patton, 26, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 164th Engineers Combat Battalion. Patton was killed in action when a shell hit his jeep in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Gave his life on March 9, 1945. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1937.

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Army TSGT Frank Leon Peak, Jr.

Army TSGT Frank Leon Peak, Jr., 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. Peak was killed in action in Luxembourg. Gave his life on February 23, 1945.

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Marine Corps Cpl Edwin Darby Peddicord

Marine Corps Cpl Edwin Darby Peddicord, 20, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. Peddicord was declared missing in action. Gave his life on February 20, 1945.

Carlton Cleveland Penn, Jr.

Air Force 2nd Lt Carlton Cleveland Penn, Jr.

Air Force 2nd Lt Carlton Cleveland Penn, Jr., 24, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 500th Bombardment Squadron, 345th Bomber Group. Penn was killed in action off Formosa in Taiwan. Gave his life on April 4, 1945.

 

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Army TEC4 John Leo Pettis

Army TEC4 John Leo Pettis, 32, of Cabin John, Maryland. He was assigned to 1465th Service Unit, Patient Detachment, Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi. Pettis died in the line of from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on May 13, 1945.

Carmon “Cuz” Francis Pirro

Navy ENS Carmon “Cuz” Francis Pirro

Navy ENS Carmon “Cuz” Francis Pirro, 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Pirro was killed in action while in charge of a scout boat during the Allied assault on Anzio, Italy. He was declared missing in action. Gave his life on December 20, 1943. Graduated from Catholic University in 1940. Attended US Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School.

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Army TEC5 Roger William Poole

Army TEC5 Roger William Poole, 24, of Clarksburg, Maryland. He was assigned to 805th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Poole was killed in action in Tunisia. Gave his life on April 11, 1943.

Silhouette of a servicemember in front of an American flag Air Force 2nd Lt Edward Aloysius Porter, Jr.

Air Force 2nd Lt Edward Aloysius Porter, Jr., 21, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 327th Bombardment Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group. Porter was killed in action when his plane crash landed due to battle damage sustained during a bombing mission to Kaiserslautern, Germany. Gave his life on December 30, 1944.

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Air Force Sgt Earl Burton Richards, Jr.

Air Force Sgt Earl Burton Richards, Jr., 21, of Laytonsville, Maryland. He was assigned to 577th Bomber Squadron, B-24J #42073505 (Fairy Belle). Richards was killed in action when his plane crashed due to material failure. Gave his life on April 8, 1944.

 

William Thomas Semmes Roberts

Army LTC William Thomas Semmes Roberts

Army LTC William Thomas Semmes Roberts, 45, of Kensington, Maryland. He was assigned to 54th Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division. Roberts was killed in action in Germany. Gave his life on April 9, 1945. Graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1920.

Alexander Bruce Robertson

Navy SK2C Alexander Bruce Robertson

Navy SK2C Alexander Bruce Robertson, 30, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Franklin (CV-13). Robertson was declared missing in action when two enemy planes crashed into the ship during the Okinawa Gunto operation. Gave his life on March 19, 1945. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1934.

Samuel Thomas Robertson, Jr.

Marine Corps 1stLt Samuel Thomas Robertson, Jr.

Marine Corps 1stLt Samuel Thomas Robertson, Jr., 24, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Company A, 5th Engineer Battalion, 5th Marine Division. Robertson was killed in action in Iwo Jima. Gave his life on February 22, 1945. Attended University of Maryland College Park.

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Army PVT Bruce Murray Ross

Army PVT Bruce Murray Ross, 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 453rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery. Ross died of wounds received in action. Gave his life on July 10, 1944.

Richard C. Russell

Air Force SSgt Richard C. Russell

Air Force SSgt Richard C. Russell, 21, of Kensington, Maryland. He was assigned to 332nd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group, Heavy. Russell was killed in action. Gave his life on June 13, 1943.

 

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Army PFC James Floyd Rye

Army PFC James Floyd Rye, 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Rye died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on January 9, 1945.

Ivan John Sandell

Navy LT Ivan John Sandell

Navy LT Ivan John Sandell, 32, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Grampus (SS-207). Sandell died when his ship was possibly sunk by Japanese destroyers in Blackett Strait during the war. He was declared missing in action. Gave his life on March 23, 1944.

Raymond Laraway Sanford, Jr.

Army PFC Raymond Laraway Sanford, Jr.

Army PFC Raymond Laraway Sanford, Jr., 30, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Sanford died of wounds received in action. Gave his life on June 9, 1944. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1941.

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Army PVT Otto Santini

Army PVT Otto Santini, 32, of Burtonsville, Maryland. He was assigned to 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division. Santini died of wounds received in action. Gave his life on November 19, 1944.

Lewis Sneed Sasser, Jr.

Army 1LT Lewis Sneed Sasser, Jr.

Army 1LT Lewis Sneed Sasser, Jr., 27, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 2nd Armored Division, Company E. Sasser was killed in action in the Battle of the Bulge. Gave his life on January 3, 1945.

 

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Navy MM2C John Brinton Schaefer

Navy MM2C John Brinton Schaefer, 26, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to USS Shubrick (DD-639). Schaefer was killed in action when his ship was attacked during an air raid in Palermo, Sicily. Gave his life on August 4, 1943. Attended Central High School.

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Army PVT Harry Joseph Selby

Army PVT Harry Joseph Selby of Kensington, Maryland. Selby died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life in 1943.

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Army SGT Raymond Martin Sellman

Army SGT Raymond Martin Sellman, 28, of Clarksburg, Maryland. He was assigned to Company C, 13th Tank Battalion. Sellman was killed in action. Gave his life on October 29, 1944. Attended Poolesville High School.

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Army TEC4 John S. Shaw

Army TEC4 John S. Shaw, 32, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to Infantry. Shaw died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on April 25, 1945.

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Army LTC Howard Grant Sheldon

Army LTC Howard Grant Sheldon, 56, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Detachment Engineer Section, Alaskan Department. Sheldon died aboard a plane that crashed in Anchorage, Alaska while on leave. Gave his life on October 21, 1945.

 

Walter Thompson Shepard

Army PFC Walter Thompson Shepard

Army PFC Walter Thompson Shepard, 21, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. Shepard was killed in action. Gave his life on July 5, 1944. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1942.

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Navy WT3C William Joseph Shepherd

Navy WT3C William Joseph Shepherd, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to USS Evans (DD-552). Shepherd was killed in action when his ship was attacked by enemy planes near Okinawa, Japan. Gave his life on May 11, 1945.

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Army PFC Roger Denton Shields, Sr.

Army PFC Roger Denton Shields, Sr., 32, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 417th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division. Shields was killed in action. Gave his life on February 8, 1945.

William Gray Shultz

Army CPT William Gray Shultz

Army CPT William Gray Shultz, 26, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 3rd Tank Battalion, 10th Armed Division. Shultz was killed in action in Belgium. Gave his life on January 13, 1945. Graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1941.

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Army PFC Robert George Shupe

Army PFC Robert George Shupe, 34, of Derwood, Maryland. He was assigned to 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Shupe was killed in action. Gave his life on October 4, 1944.

 

Edward Arthur Silven

Air Force 2nd Lt Edward Arthur Silven

Air Force 2nd Lt Edward Arthur Silven, 24, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to B-24G (#42-78298), 827th Bombardment Squadron, 484th Bomber Group. Silven was killed in action when his plane was attacked by multiple German fighter planes and ended up crashing. Gave his life on September 18, 1944. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1938.

John Gilliland Simpson

Air Force Col John Gilliland Simpson

Air Force Col John Gilliland Simpson, 32, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to B-26C Marauder (#41-35021), Headquarters, 451st Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group. Simpson died as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down by anti-aircraft fire in Germany. Gave his life on July 20, 1944. Graduated from University of Maryland College Park in 1935.

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Army WO Charles R. Smith

Army WO Charles R. Smith of Montgomery County, Maryland. Smith died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on unknown.

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Air Force 2nd Lt Robert Howard Smith

Air Force 2nd Lt Robert Howard Smith, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 59th Fighter Squad, 33rd Fighter Group. Smith was killed in action. Gave his life on February 2, 1943. Attended University of Maryland College Park.

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Navy S2 Theodore Samuel Smith

Navy S2 Theodore Samuel Smith, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to USS Warrington (DD-383). Smith was declared missing in action when his ship sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas during the war. Gave his life on September 13, 1944.

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Hardy James Sorrell

Marine Corps PFC Hardy James Sorrell

Marine Corps PFC Hardy James Sorrell, 18, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment. Sorrell was killed in action in Guam. Gave his life on July 27, 1944. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

Merrille “Bunny” Speake

Navy ARM3 Merrille “Bunny” Speake

Navy ARM3 Merrille “Bunny” Speake, 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Speake died at sea in the line of duty when a plane he was on crashed after taking off. Gave his life on July 9, 1945.

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Army PVT Everett Vincent Stafford

Army PVT Everett Vincent Stafford, 22, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to Company B, 7th QM Training Regiment. Stafford died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on January 17, 1944.

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Marine Corps 2ndLt Leonard Roy Steidel, Jr.

Marine Corps 2ndLt Leonard Roy Steidel, Jr., 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 244. Steidel died during clean-up operations after the war ended. He was declared missing September 18, 1945. Gave his life on September 18, 1946.

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Air Force 2nd Lt Edward E. Stevens

Air Force 2nd Lt Edward E. Stevens, 22, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to B-26B (#41-18101), 496th Bomber Squadron, 344th Bomber Group. Stevens died in the line of duty when his plane was lost on a ferrying mission in the Gulf of Mexico during the war. Gave his life on December 28, 1942.

George Jackson Stevens, Jr.

Army PFC George Jackson Stevens, Jr.

Army PFC George Jackson Stevens, Jr., 22, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division. Stevens died of wounds received in action. Gave his life on March 15, 1945.

 

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Marine Corps Pvt Frank Pelham Stone

Marine Corps Pvt Frank Pelham Stone, 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 29th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division. Stone was killed in action in Okinawa, Japan. Gave his life on June 9, 1945.

Jennis “Jack” Morrell Strickland, Jr.,

Air Force 1st Lt Jennis “Jack” Morrell Strickland, Jr.

Air Force 1st Lt Jennis “Jack” Morrell Strickland, Jr., 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 700th Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group, Heavy. Strickland was killed in action when his plane was shot down during “Operation Varsity” in Germany. Gave his life on March 24, 1945. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1940.

Fred Warren Suddueth, Sr.

Marine Corps PFC Fred Warren Suddueth, Sr.

Marine Corps PFC Fred Warren Suddueth, Sr., 25, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 31 REPLNDR, SERTRPS, 5th Marine Division. Suddueth was killed in action during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Gave his life on March 10, 1945. Graduated from Rockville High School.

Samuel “Sam” Augustus Syme

Army MAJ Samuel “Sam” Augustus Syme

Army MAJ Samuel “Sam” Augustus Syme, 43, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 7th Army, General Patton’s Staff. Syme died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on January 2, 1944. Graduated from Virginia Military Institute, Harvard University of Law, and National Law School.

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Army TSGT William Koontz Teepe

Army TSGT William Koontz Teepe of Washington Grove, Maryland. Teepe died of wounds received in action. Gave his life on unknown.


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Navy RTC Robert Turner Thielscher

Navy RTC Robert Turner Thielscher, 25, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Indianapolis (CA-35). Thielscher died when his ship was torpedoed by Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58. He was declared missing in action. Gave his life on July 30, 1945. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1939.

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Air Force CPL Robert George Thomas

Air Force CPL Robert George Thomas, 22, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 13th Air Force, 11th Bombardment Group, 98th Bombardment Squadron and was a gunner on B-17E #412616 (Blue Goose). Thomas died when the plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire, tearing off a wing causing the plane to crash into the sea near Bougainville, New Guinea. He was declared missing in action. Gave his life on September 29, 1942.

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Marine Corps Pvt James William Thompson

Marine Corps Pvt James William Thompson, 19, of Sandy Spring, Maryland. Thompson was killed in action. Gave his life on November 24, 1943.

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Army PFC Robert Warren Tittsler

Army PFC Robert Warren Tittsler, 20, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 383rd Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division. Tittsler was killed in action. Gave his life on October 26, 1944.

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Army TEC4 Frederick Toal

Army TEC4 Frederick Toal, 27, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 317th Station Hospital at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Toal died in the line of duty from wounds received from an accident involving a dynamite blast. Gave his life on June 4, 1943.

 

James Trimble III

Marine Corps Pvt James Trimble III

Marine Corps Pvt James Trimble III, 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 4th Platoon, 3rd Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Marine Division. Trimble was killed in action when a Japanese soldier with a mine strapped to his body jumped in his foxhole, wrapped his arms around the severely wounded Marine and detonated the mine, killing them both. Gave his life on 1945. Graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, DC.

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Army PVT Eugene Rufus Umberger

Army PVT Eugene Rufus Umberger, 34, of Germantown, Maryland. He was assigned to 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division. Umberger was killed in action. Gave his life on January 1, 1945.

Cecil Joseph Umstead

Marine Corps 1stLt Cecil Joseph Umstead

Marine Corps 1stLt Cecil Joseph Umstead, 34, of Kensington, Maryland. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, Regulation Station (Transient Center). Umstead was declared missing in action on April 17, 1943 in New South Wales, Australia. Gave his life on April 18, 1944. Graduated from Central High School in 1928.

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Army PVT Jack Robert Vogel

Army PVT Jack Robert Vogel, 19, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 158th Infantry Regiment. Vogel was killed in action. Gave his life on July 5, 1944.

David Edward Walsh

Army CPT David Edward Walsh

Army CPT David Edward Walsh, 26, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to 29 MRU. Walsh died from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on October 14, 1945.

 

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Marine Corps PFC John Franklin Walter

Marine Corps PFC John Franklin Walter, 20, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Walter was killed in action in Guam. Gave his life on July 26, 1944.

William Edwin Warfield

Army LTC William Edwin Warfield

Army LTC William Edwin Warfield, 27, of Damascus, Maryland. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Warfield was killed in action by enemy fire in Lison, France after the invasion of Normandy. Gave his life on June 10, 1944.

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Army PVT Stanley Wilson Watkins

Army PVT Stanley Wilson Watkins, 19, of Rockville, Maryland. He was assigned to 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. Watkins was killed in action. Gave his life on September 23, 1944.

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Air Force 2nd Lt William R. Watkins

Air Force 2nd Lt William R. Watkins, 20, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, P-51D10 (#44-14161). Watkins died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident when the plane he was in crashed in Canewdon, England. Gave his life on March 1, 1945.

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Army CPL Herman Welfeld

Army CPL Herman Welfeld, 39, of Rockville, Maryland. Welfeld died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on December 28, 1944.

 

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Navy CPhM Thomas Addison Wetherell

Navy CPhM Thomas Addison Wetherell, 36, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Langley. Wetherell died when the USS Pecos was sunk by a Japanese air attack from Soryu during the war in the Indian Ocean. He was a survivor of the sinking of the Langley and picked up by the Pecos. Gave his life on March 1, 1942.

Stafford Manchester Wheeler

Navy Reserve LT (MC) Stafford Manchester Wheeler

Navy Reserve LT (MC) Stafford Manchester Wheeler, 34, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the U.S.A. Typhus Commission, Typhus Control Unit. Wheeler was killed in action. Gave his life on April 13, 1945.

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Army COL Charles Anderson Wickliffe

Army COL Charles Anderson Wickliffe, 59, of Bethesda, Maryland. He was assigned to the Judge Advocate General’s Department. Wickliffe died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on May 1, 1944.

David Spencer Wilson

Navy LCDR David Spencer Wilson

Navy LCDR David Spencer Wilson, 26, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was assigned to the USS Tullibee (SS-284). Wilson was declared missing in action when the Tullibee was sunk by a circular run of her own torpedo north of Palau during the water. Gave his life on March 26, 1944.

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Air Force 2nd Lt Walter Frewen Wilson, Jr.

Air Force 2nd Lt Walter Frewen Wilson, Jr., 23, of Brookeville, Maryland. He was assigned to 328th Fighter Squadron. Wilson died in the line of duty from a non-battle related incident. Gave his life on November 18, 1944.

 

Jacob Willie Wingo

Army PVT Jacob Willie Wingo

Army PVT Jacob Willie Wingo, 26, of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 406th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division. Wingo killed in action in Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany. Gave his life on December 3, 1944.

John “Jack” Richard Wolfe

Army PVT John “Jack” Richard Wolfe

Army PVT John “Jack” Richard Wolfe, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. He was assigned to 45th Infantry Division. Wolfe was killed in action near Anzio Beachhead in Nettuno, Italy. Gave his life on June 3, 1944.

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Army SGT George Phillip Wood

Army SGT George Phillip Wood, 33, of Cabin John, Maryland. He was assigned 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division. Wood was killed in action. Gave his life on January 16, 1945.

Kenneth E. Wright

Air Force Sgt Kenneth E. Wright

Air Force Sgt Kenneth E. Wright of Takoma Park, Maryland. He was assigned to 351st Bomber Squadron, 100th Bomber Group, Heavy. Wright was killed in action when his plan was hit by enemy fire. Gave his life on April 3, 1945. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1940.

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Army CPL William Greenwood Yeatman

Army CPL William Greenwood Yeatman, 31, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Yeatman was killed in action in Okinawa, Japan. Gave his life on April 21, 1945.



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Compiled by the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs.
Sources: National Archives, Find A Grave, Together We Served, Ancestry.com, Newspapers.com, Fold3.com
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