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Cpl. Robert T. Boerman


Born: 17 September 1921 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents:  James Boerman & Elsie Benesh-Boerman

Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers

Home:

    - 1605 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

Wife: Conita Boerman

    - 7660 Girard Avenue - La Jolla, California

Education:

    - Roosevelt School, Maywood

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

Inducted:

    - 17 August 1942 - California

        - U. S. Marine Corps

Serial Number: 439089

Training: 

    - Camp Pendleton, North Carolina

    - San Clemente Island, California

Unit: 6th Marine Division

Engagements:

    - Stationed on Guadalcanal

        - 6th Marine Division formed

    - Battle of Eniwetok

        - 17 February 1944 - 23 February 1944  

    - Battle of Guam

        - 21 July 1944 - 8 August 1944

    - Battle of Okinawa

        - 1 April 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 20 June 1945 - Okinawa, Japan

    - refused to be evacuated to stay with his platoon

        - died from wounds 

Buried: Okinawa Cemetery

Reburied:

     - 21 April 1949

     - Rock Island National Cemetery - Rock Island, Illinois 

        - Section: E   Site: 83

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Presidential Unit Citation


 

 

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